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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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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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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A Jewish Unity

As we approach the High Holydays, one of the things that often slips our mind is our remaining or even becoming a cohesive nation. We are frequently either so involved with the minutiae of the religion or not involved nearly enough, we forget how Jewish unity enabled us to overcome some of the worst forms […]

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We’ve Been Busy!

Over the last few months there have been numerous events within the community. Simchat Torah was awesome as alcohol flowed into the deepest nooks and crannies of the synagogue edifice. The service included the reading of the law, part of which was conducted by our Chatan Bereshit , Elie Dahdi, who read the Torah with […]

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Why Do We Celebrate Shavuot?

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jews. The Talmud tells us that God gave the Ten Commandments to the Jews on the sixth night of the Hebrew month of Sivan. Shavuot always falls 50 days after the second night of Passover. The 49 days in between are […]

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