Muswell Hill Synagogue
Mikketz 7/8 December 2018 3.37pm 4.46pm

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 – Come along and meet Jo Greenaway, our Ma’ayan for the Year!

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.

 

 

Previous Shabbat on the Hill Speakers have included:

19 May 2018 – Tracey Bennett who spoke under the heading “Are Loving Jewish Parents Killing their Family?  What is Obesity and How to Avoid it in the Jewish Home”

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: