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
LAST YEAR 10 WOMEN STARTED AN 18-MONTH LONG PROGRAMME (WHICH THEY’VE NOW COMPLETED), SET UP BY THE CHIEF RABBI WHO WANTED TO PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN TO LEAD AND CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNAL LIFE.
THESE WOMEN, A MIX OF REBBETZINS AND EDUCATORS, HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY WORLD-CLASS EXPERTS IN JEWISH EDUCATION WITH A VIEW TO SHARING THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH VARIOUS COMMUNITIES. WE ARE VERY EXCITED THAT JO WILL BE MUSWELL HILL’S MA’AYAN AND WILL LEAD 3 COURSES OVER THE NEXT YEAR IN SUBJECTS RANGING FROM MEDICAL ETHICS TO GETS.
PLEASE COME ALONG AND MEET JO ON 8 SEPTEMBER WHEN WE WILL BE HAVING A SHABBAT ON THE HILL AT WHICH JO WILL INTRODUCE HERSELF TO YOU ALL.
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).
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.
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 Jo Cowen in the shul office and she will tell you the available dates.