Muswell Hill Synagogue
Shoftim 17/18 August 2018 8.05pm 9.09pm

Shabbat on the Hill

About once a month in Muswell Hill we get together for a great kiddush, often featuring chulent (or falafel in the Summer!) and a fascinating speaker. We call it Shabbat on the Hill

Next Shabbat on the Hill with Tracey Bennett – Obesity and the Jewish Home

Muswell Hill Synagogue Presents: Shabbat on the Hill with Tracey Bennett

Speaking on: ‘Are Loving Jewish Parents Killing their Family?’.  What is obesity and how to avoid it in the Jewish home.

Traditional approaches to food in the Jewish home are unhealthy.  And Jews are genetically likely to develop a range of diseases which are made worse by being overweight.  The usual approach to dieting is outdated; less than 1% of obese people manage to lose weight and keep it off.  But the latest research has found many simple changes to eating habits that can reduce weight for the whole family.

Tracey Bennett gained a MSc in Obesity and Weight Management in 2017 and has worked as a nutritionist in schools and after school clubs.  Her passionate belief is that ‘dieting doesn’t work but there are alternatives’; eating smart and making small improvements is the answer.



Previous Shabbat on the Hill Speakers have included:

Leket Israel and Muswell Hill Food Bank

On this Shabbat we heard about the issue of food poverty in Israel and the UK from two organisations which we’ve partnered with and our close to our hearts: Leket Israel (Kol Nidrei Appeal 2017 recipient)  and the Muswell Hill Food Bank (Cooking Club partner and Kol Nidrei Appeal 2017 recipient).

6th May 2017 – Joe Hyman: Orthodox and Gay – Where do I fit in?

On the Shabbat when we read the Parasha (Torah Portion) of Acharei Mot join us in hearing Joe address the difficulties he has faced growing up Orthodox and Gay in our community and what he feels the community needs to do to address the people behind this taboo issue. This promises to be a talk not to be missed.

13th May 2017 – Jonathan Arkush (President Board of Deputies of British Jews): Our community under pressure – can we cope?

Rabbi David Mason: The Israeli Settler Movement and Fundamentalism – Rabbinic Reactions to Radical Extremism 

Michael Turner, UNESCO Chairholder in Urban Design and Conservation Studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem: Perceptions of Jerusalem: Then and Now

Mia Hasenson-Gross, Rene Cassin and Rahwa Fessahaye, Detention Action: Indefinite immigration detention in the UK

Robin Moss, UJIA Centre for Israel Engagement:  “The Kids Will be Alright” – Is Israel losing the attentions of our young people, and what can we do about it?

Shabbat on the Hill Sponsorship

Our monthly Shabbat on the Hill season is here once again, with a succession of enthralling speakers to entertain and educate us after the shabbat morning service.

We are looking for sponsors for these; you won’t get your name on a permanent plaque, as everything gets eaten, but you will know that you are adding to the enjoyment of shabbat.   So if you have something to celebrate, or just want to help with costs, whether individually or with friends, please contact and she will tell you the available dates.

Previous Shabbat on the Hill Speakers have included: