Muswell Hill Synagogue
Vayetze 24 November 2017 3.46pm 4.52pm

About Services

Muswell Hill holds services on Shabbat, chagim and weekdays throughout the year. Come along and check them out, we promise you'll get a warm welcome plus breakfast if you come on Sunday morning.

See details of service times for the next couple of weeks  here 

Shabbat services

There are three services on Shabbat:

Kabbalat Shabbat. every Friday night – times change according to the season. This consists of the weekday afternoon service and the service to welcome in Shabbat.

Shabbat morning, which starts at 9.15 am. This comprises the morning service (shacharit); Kriyat Hatorah, the pivotal part of the service when we leyn that week’s sedra from the Torah; and musaf, the additional and final part of the service, recited in place of additional sacrifices that were made after shacharit on Shabbatot and chagim during the days of the Temple.

Shabbat afternoon, starting an hour and a quarter before the time Shabbat goes out. This latter service consists of the Shabbat afternoon service, a shiur by Rabbi David, the regular weekday evening service and havdalah for the end of Shabbat.

Anyone who is holding a simcha on Shabbat in shul should liaise with the wardens about who they want to call up well in advance of the event, as there are a number of rules about which they will advise.

 

Yomim Tovim services

Services on yomim tovim, for example Rosh Hashanah or Pesach, will follow a similar pattern, with evening and morning services.

 

Weekday services

Weekday services are on Sunday mornings at 8.15 am followed by breakfast; Monday and Thursday mornings at 7am. There are also morning services during Chol Hamoed Sukkot and Pesach, during Chanukah, on Rosh Chodesh and fast days.

The wardens – currently Mark Sheffield, Daniel Levy and Ron Simon  – are elected annually and are responsible for running the services. This involves ensuring there are people to daven and leyn on Shabbat and chagim as well as organise aliyot – those men to be called during leyning – for Shabbat and chagim. This includes people who have yahrzeit, the annual commemoration of the death of a close relative, People who have yahrzeit either on Shabbat or during the following week should always let the wardens know when they arrive in shul to ensure they will be called up.