Simchat Torah – The Joy of the Torah at Belsize Square Synagogue

Ending the yearly cycle of reading the five books of Moses and starting anew is celebrated the holiday of Shemini Atzeret the Eighth day of Assembly after Sukkot, a biblical festival which in modern days is combined with the Joy of the Torah, Simchat Torah and which certainly has the joy of finishing a month…

Belsize Square Synagogue celebrations of 80 years of Jewish life in England

A month filled with celebrations starting our 80 anniversary coinciding with Shabbat UK, a dinner hosting our sister Synagogue from Berlin, the Pestallozzi strasse its Ministers, Choirmaster and Youth Choir and a waiting list for the dinner, since we cannot sit more than the 200, already booked. An evening with prayer and song shared with…

The Art of being Jewish

A very energetic member of Belsize Square Synagogue whom I sat with last Sunday during the shul’s annual Channukah Market, told me he came up with the trademark Belsize Square should promote itself and stands for “The Art of being Jewish”. A market with members making coffee, while not in court as Queen Counsellors, or…

Westminster Abbey Marks Auschwitz 70th Anniversary

A Service of Solemn Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 1st February 2015. The Service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who said in his Bidding: ‘We gather in this holy place of faith at the heart…