Selichot at Catford

We have never held a Selichot service at Catford and Bromley Synagogue before so this year Rev Rome took the bull by the horns and organised our first. This, as tradition demands, took take place on the Saturday night prior to Rosh Hashanah. Selichot means forgiveness and the service includes penitential prayers to set the […]

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Invest In Peace

Invest in peace at a South London location, Lewisham Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin and Catford and Bromley Synagogue invite you to hear the stories of two peace activists: one Israeli and one Palestinian. Special guests are Janet Daby, MP for Lewisham East and Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham. Tickets free, book online […]

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Chanukah and Hora at the Civic Centre

What could possibly bring together representatives of many faiths and a good number of their congregants, the Major and Majoress of Lewisham along with various representatives from Lewisham Council? Add to those a Member of Parliament, representatives from the armed forces, other Jewish organisations and many from Catford and Bromley and Bromley Reform Synagogues and […]

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Armed Forces Day

Sunday 24th June was busy for Catford and Bromley Synagogue Community. In the morning at Allerford Road Memorial grounds we commemorated Armed Forces Day at a service which was organised jointly by Lewisham Council and armed forces organisations. The grounds contain a memorial for Jewish service men who lost their lives in both World Wars […]

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A Special Occasion

Our synagogue has recently celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of our current purpose built synagogue building. As if this was not enough, we were able to celebrate the return of two Sifrei Torah scrolls to the synagogue after repair. This is treated with the same importance as they were when originally presented to […]

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Melave Malka – A Full House

Catford & Bromley Synagogue has celebrated its 80th anniversary in style with a dinner accompanied by music from The London Cantorial Singers. Happily the date coincided within two days of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration so the Melave Malka was a double celebration.  A guest speaker, a professor of Modern Jewish History gave […]

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Manchester

Dear Friends,  As we witness another terrible atrocity in our great country let us for a few moments think about the significance of this tragedy. It occurred at the end of a concert and was aimed at children. As a trained Cantor we learn that music transcends all cultures and boundaries. Music is so powerful. […]

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Tu Bishvat Shabbat – 11 February

This Shabbat we are celebrating Tu Bishvat – The birthday for trees. This is the time of year when we give thanks to G-D for the nature in the world and the sustenance it provides for us. Following the Shabbat morning service we will be sitting down to a Tu bishvat Seder/kiddush  where we will […]

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Gala Cantors Concert

Over 200 people descended in Catford and Bromley Synagogue to listen to a fabulous Jewish Gala Concert with renowned Cantors David Rome, Stephen Robins, Henry Black and David Shine together with the TLCS Jewish choir. Musicians – David Silkoff, Sharona Joshua, Miriam Kramer, Bob Sydor and Emily Theodore and the wonderful Compere Henry Grunwald OBE QC. 

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The High Holy Days

Two of the most well known festivals in the Jewish calendar are Purim and Yom Kippur. One couldn’t find two festivals more opposite in their methods of commemoration. Unlike the other chagim, on Purim we feast and drink copious supplies of alcohol to the extent that our sages tell us we should drink to such […]

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Shabbat with the Bishop of Woolwich

The community were delighted to welcome The Bishop of Woolwich, Right Reverend Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE to the sabbath morning service at the invitation of our minister. He will be leaving his post shortly after being elevated to become the Bishop of Lichfield. Serving in his capacity as Chairman of the Council of Christians and […]

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