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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Interfaith Walk

It is rare that we have a full Synagogue but on this afternoon we had a hall filled with over 200 people including many VIPs. Amongst them was the Bishop of Woolwich Michael Ipgrave (Chairman of Council of Christians and Jews), Ministers of many other religions, MPs, Councillors and High Ranking Military Officers.  Also importantly, there were several people who had never […]

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Shabbat 4th June

We are welcoming our dear friend, the Bishop of Woolwich and honouring him on his elevation to the position as the Bishop of Lichfield.  Bishop Michael will join us for the Shabbat Service and then address the community.  There will be a savoury kiddush following the service.  All are welcome.

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Communal Seder

The annual community Seder Night was held on first night of Passover. In spite of it falling on a Shabbat which made organising difficult the seder was a great success. The food was delicious; it was prepared by our Vice Chairman Joan Goldberg and her helpers. The very musical explanation of the festival by our Minister David Rome was very […]

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