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February 2019

Hebrew Classes (weekly)

5th February 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 4th February 2020 @ 7:45 pm
New London Synagogue, 33 Abbey Road
London, NW8 0AT United Kingdom
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Free

We offer two levels of Hebrew classes that run throughout the year. Our classes are aimed at teenagers and adults, who can already read Hebrew, but who want to read Hebrew more fluently, and to deepen their understanding. Both classes are at 6.45-7.45 pm on Tuesdays. Kitah Bet: Learning outcomes for this class include becoming more familiar with the most common blessings and prayers, and more confident reading them, so as to be able to join in the service and to…

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March 2019

Leopold Zunz and the Invention of Jewish History – ‘Friends of Louis Jacobs’ sit-down cholent and hot dog kiddush

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
£10 – £21 72 tickets left

It is the 200 anniversary of the publication of the groundbreaking article On Rabbinic Literature. In twenty pages, Leopold Zunz - son of an assistant Cantor - created critical Jewish scholarship. Described as a "Jewish Luther" he uncovered the power of science as applied to our tradition and its texts. He was a pathmaker for all who follow, among them our founder Rabbi, Louis Jacobs, and the approach to Judaism of this community.   At a sit-down kiddush we will welcome Simon…

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British Museum Tour with Rabbi Jeremy & children’s museum outing (part of the Cheder programme)

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free – £10

Join Rabbi Jeremy on a special guided tour of the Ancient Near East galleries of the British Museum. From Abraham, to Egypt and on to the famous reliefs from the siege of Lachish we’ll learn what we can and can’t learn about the Bible from the archaeological record. This tour is free to members; minimum donation £10 for non-members. Coinciding with Rabbi Jeremy’s tour, the Cheder will also be visiting the museum. Non-cheder children are welcome to join this outing.…

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Jews and the Brain: Friday night dinner with member and neuroscientist, Daniel Glaser, in conversation with Rabbi Jeremy

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£10 – £25 62 tickets left

These days, neuroscience seems to think it can explain everything. Once upon a time religion did also. New imaging techniques produce more and more impressive pictures of the brain while religious investigators seek the ultimate nature of human existence without MRIs or CTs. Join two New Londoners seeking overlap between scientific and religious perspectives on the brain, and wondering if each can enlighten the other. Dr Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist who has worked for many years promoting public engagement…

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Shabbat Shiur – with Angela Gluck

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Double-ness and Duality in Megillat Esther and the celebration of Purim Tea and Text, Coffee and Conversation Saturday morning – the Shabbat before Purim – in the NLS hall 10.00 (sharp) to 11.30 (or whenever the sermon starts) All are welcome to attend.  

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Free Vegetarian Lunchtime Open House to meet Steven Philp

March 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free
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Purim Feast and Festivities in support of Separated Child Foundation

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£18 80 tickets left

An evening of fun centring upon the Four Mitzvot.  Hamantaschen baking, encounters with the Megillah, the obligation to give "gifts to the poor", Persian-style cuisine and cocktail bar. Free entry to the hall; £18 minimum donation to dine, advance booking price. Read more about Separated Child, here.     

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Free Vegetarian Lunchtime Open House to meet Natasha Mann

March 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free
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April 2019

Reflections on British-Jewish Poetry since 1945

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£5 – £10

To ask “What is Jewish Poetry?” is to guarantee conflicting, multiple answers. Some people may find the very notion of Jewish poetry in English puzzling. Linguistic essentialists might argue that poetry can only be Jewish if it is written in a Jewish language, such as Yiddish, Hebrew or Ladino. Without dismissing the debate about whether Jewishness constitutes a linguistic, religious or ethnic identity, this talk introduces British-Jewish poetry from a more environmental perspective. Jewish poets in Britain are members of a minority group, who write as Jews because of specific social, cultural and historical experiences. Peter Lawson's talk…

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‘A Taste of Refuge’ Seder

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£20 – £35 80 tickets left

New London Synagogue and The Separated Child Foundation are pleased to be partnering again in ‘A Taste of Refuge’. There are more refugees now than ever before in human history. ‘A Taste of Refuge’ feels like a traditional Seder but fresh music and poetry—focusing on themes of refuge—throw new light on the original Passover story and echo today’s patterns of exodus and exile. Our guests will be refugees and we’re honoured that they’ll be sharing their stories with us as part…

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