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Chanukah online with Finchley Reform Synagogue

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Friday, 12 December 2014

This year Finchley Reform Synagogue will host an online candle lighting each night of Chanukah. The first candle for Chanukah will be lit on Tuesday night and you can join the community virtually from 8pm for 15 minutes. It will be hosted by different members of the FRS team each night with a Chanukah thought and then the opportunity to light the candles. You can just watch, light your own chanukiah simultaneously or light the virtual chanukiah which will be available online at the same time.

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Rabbis honoured at NAZ Project London's Volunteer Awards

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Friday, 12 December 2014

Luciana Berger, MP and representatives from JAT (formally known as the Jewish AIDS Trust) attended NAZ Project London's Volunteer Awards at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. It was the first time any Jews have been honoured at this annual multicultural event which celebrates difference and challenges stigma and stereotypes.

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Thanet community explores scroll history

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Friday, 12 December 2014

In 1986, a year after the Thanet & District Reform Community was formed, the synagogue became custodians of one of the scrolls of the Klatovy community, a small town in Bohemia. The synagogue was able to take advantage of a paid internship scheme, run by Canterbury Christ Church University, to explore the history of this scroll. The research covered 200 hours of work by a student and mentored by an academic at the institution.

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Food bank collection from Sinai Synagogue’s Religion School

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Friday, 12 December 2014

Sinai Synagogue Leeds’ Religion School pupils have decided on a special shmita project (you can find out more about shmita, the sabbatical year of rest and release here) and  they are co-ordinating Sinai’s collection for the North Leeds Food Bank.

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