Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
YIZKOR ON YOM KIPPUR
The letter requesting a name to be included within the Yizkor prayer, recited on Yom Kippur, will be included in the Magazine mailing – however, as the deadline for returning the completed form is Friday, 7 September, you can click on the link below to download the Yizkor form now if you prefer. PLEASE NOTE THAT NAMES WILL BE ONLY BE INCLUDED IF THE FORM HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO THE SHUL OFFICE.
Yom Kippur Lunch for Children – Book Now
Following the success of previous years, we are once again offering the children’s bagel lunch on Yom Kippur.
If you would like to order a bagel lunch for your child/ren THIS MUST BE PRE-ORDERED BY NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER via email to and PRE-PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE SHUL OFFICE BY 12 NOON ON FRIDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER – please put the correct amount in an envelope marked with “[your family name] – YK lunch”. Please note that when you email your order a confirmation of your order will be emailed back to you – please ensure that you have received this confirmation as orders will be based solely on emails received and confirmed. Please also note that, unlike previous years, the time limits above will be strictly adhered to without exception.
When booking by email, please indicate your choice from the following fillings:
Plain bagel (no filling) – £2
Tuna, egg, chocolate spread, cream cheese, smoked salmon or cream cheese and smoked salmon – £3
A bottle of water and a packet of ready salted crisps is included in the cost.
Please note that lunch will be provided ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PRE-ORDERED AND PRE-PAID AS ABOVE. PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP ON THE DAY AND EXPECT FOOD TO BE AVAILABLE IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED AND PRE-PAID.
If you have any questions please email (as above) and NOT the Shul Office.
PRE-ROSH HASHANAH INFORMATION
SEAT CARDS/SERVICE TIMESAs Rosh Hashanah fast approaches, and you have not yet received your Seat Card/Service Times listing, please DON’T PANIC!! We will be sending out this year’s Rosh Hashanah edition of the Shalom! Magazine next Monday and all information for Rosh Hashanah services, etc will be included with it (you will appreciate our desire to save on postage!).
In the Middle Ages a custom began based on Biblical verses that referred to throwing off our sins into the depths of the seas. We don’t quite have those depths here in Muswell Hill and so annually we go to Coldfall Wood and throw all our sins into the tiny stream that runs through it! The custom is to do Tashlich (the word means “throw off”) on the first day of Rosh Hashanah before the Afternoon service. So everyone is invited to our communal Tashlich in Coldfall Wood with honey cake and drinks at 5.30pm on Monday, 10 September.
LULAV AND ETROG SETS
Lulav and etrog sets (arba’ah minim) for use on Succot can be ordered from Andrew Margolis (07747 065749; email: ) after Rosh Hashanah but please ensure that orders are placed before Yom Kippur.
MOBILE PHONES AND CAMERAS
Please remember that you are coming to the synagogue of an orthodox community and it is inappropriate to bring mobile phones, cameras and other such electronic items with you. They are not allowed into the building on Shabbat or festivals. Hearing aids are permitted.