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Connections Rio 2015: the World Union for Progressive Judaism's convention






Join our family from across the world to learn, explore, question, get involved and be inspired.
At Connections 2015, held in the 'Marvelous City' of Rio de Janeiro, we will celebrate the diversity of our Jewish world, showcasing the strength and growth of the Latin American Progressive Jewish community.
Connections 2015 in Rio will serve to strengthen the bonds between our communities, united forever by a common Jewish destiny.

Find out more about Connections 2015


Who Will You Make Peace With? – on Freedom of Religion in Israel
September 21, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

Mickey Gitzin - Founding Director, Israel Hofsheet and a member of Tel Aviv Municipal Council (Meretz) and winner of NIF's Human Rights Award 2013 in conversation with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner Senior Rabbi to The Movement for Reform Judaism.

Sunday 21 September, 8pm
Finchley Reform Synagogue, 101 Fallowcourt Ave, N12 0BE
Admission is free, but please email to register at 

Mickey and Laura will discuss latest developments in the arena of state and religion in Israel and will explore ways of Israeli society making peace internally.

Israel Hofsheet, (NIF grantee) is the only Israeli grassroots movement whose mission is promoting freedom of religion and pluralism in Israel, including the right to a civil marriage for all Israel’s citizens and the elimination of gender segregation on public transport and in public spaces.

This event is part of Peace One Day initiative and jointly sponsored with Finchley Reform Synagogue and Yachad.

The Tikkuntastic Fair
September 28, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

'Celebrate who you are'

28 September 15:30-18:00

At Finchley Reform Synagogue

Tikkun olam means repairing the world.

We on RSY-Netzer's Tikkun Project invite you to our launch fair, where there’ll be heaps of fun for kids aged 5-10, although of course everyone is welcome! As it’s the 10 Days of Repentance, we’ll also have plenty of food for thought and the opportunity to donate to a really worthy cause. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information email

Hendon Reform Synagogue Business Breakfast
October 07, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

Discuss – Ideas – Opinions – Views – Conversation – Chat – Feedback

Every 3 months, Hendon Reform Synagogue (HRS) hold a Business Breakfast for congregants and their friends, alternating between a venue in the City and HRS.

These Business Breakfasts have been proven to work, with some great connections made, new ideas shared and a new exciting community spirit for HRS members. Don’t forget a scrumptious breakfast is provided!

Please contact Adam Stone a week in advance to reserve your place.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

8.00am – 9.00am (Can stay longer)

Venue: Minories Serviced Offices, 150 Minories London EC3N 1LS

HRS Members: free Non-HRS Members: £5 Donation

Hendon Reform Synagogue Poland trip
October 21, 2014 - October 22, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

Hendon Reform Synagogue are planning an overnight trip to Poland.

An approximate itinerary:

Tuesday 21st October ‘14
18:00     Meet at Stansted Airport
19:40     Ryanair departs
23:00     Land in Krakow followed by coach to Hotel

Wednesday 22nd October ‘14
07.00     Breakfast
07:45     Board coach to Auschwitz
09:00     Arrive at Auschwitz (Meet up with camp guide) till 11.00
11:15     Coach to Birkenau (10 Min journey)
11.40     Spend afternoon in Birkenau with guide
11.55     Enter Tower
12.10     Start Birkenau Tour
13:45     Monument (end of railway track) for short prayer, candle lighting
14.00     Walk back to coach
14:30     Depart to Schindler Museum (1 hour 15 min journey Lunch en-route)
15:45     till 18:00 Guided tour of Schindler Museum
18:00     Visit Ghetto, Shul & Cemetery of Ramah
19:00     Galica Museum
20:00     Head to Airport
20.30     Arrive at Krakow airport
22:10     Flight departs
23:30     Arrival at Stansted Airport

Price: £450 per person (based on 2 or 3 people sharing)

For more information contact Adam Stone, Community Manager 020 8203 4168, email

Family Supper Quiz at EDRS
October 26, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

Sunday 26 October, 18:00 - 21:00
Edgware & District Reform Synagogue, 118 Stonegrove, Edgware HA8 8AB

Aged 5 - 105 and looking for an evening out to entertain the whole family? Come along to the Family Supper Quiz at EDRS where we will be serving hot fish and chips at 6pm, with cake and ice cream for dessert. The vegetarian option is mushroom lasagne but do let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

To find out more or book tickets please contact Babs on 07957 260111 during September or Lisa during October on 07724 897222.

North west Surrey Synagogue Foundation Lecture 2014
November 02, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

Jean Moorcroft Wilson on Sassoon and Rosenberg: Jewish World War 1 poets.

Sunday 2nd November, 7.30 pm
followed by discussion, coffee and cakes

Jean Moorcroft Wilson lectures in English at London University. She has written biographies of World War I poets Charles Hamilton Sorley and Isaac Rosenberg, and is considered the foremost expert on Siegfried Sassoon.

Please contact the synagogue if you wish to attend: 01932 855 400

Mitzvah Day 2014
November 16, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

Mitzvah Day 2014



 Mitzvah Day is the Jewish community's global annual day of social action and giving where thousands upon thousands of participants give their time and not money, making a huge difference to a range of people, causes and charities throughout the year.

Mitzvah Day will take place on 16 November 2014.

Visit the Mitzvah Day website for more information and to find out how you can get involved.

Council Meeting
December 07, 2014
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Community Events)

The Movement for Reform Judaism Council meeting

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