Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre

Fast starts 6.29 pm The Day of Atonement is a sacred and solemn occasion, on which synagogue attendance is particularly important. On Yom Kippur G-d makes the final decision on who will live, die, prosper and fail during the next year, and seals his judgement in the ‘Book of Life’....

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Shavuot

Rosh Hashanah

This festival is the Jewish New Year, when G-d decides what will happen in the year ahead. The synagogue services are held over two days and include the blowing of the shofar, a ram’s horn trumpet. The festival is held over two days because it occurs on the first day...

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

This festival is the Jewish New Year, when G-d decides what will happen in the year ahead. The synagogue services are held over two days and include the blowing of the shofar, a ram’s horn trumpet. The festival is held over two days because it occurs on the first day...

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Shabbat Friday

Shabbat

According to the Torah, Shabbat commemorates the day that God rested from creating the world; the word Shabbat literally means “he rested.” Shabbat is celebrated, first and foremost, by observing the holy day as a day of rest from all work. On Shabbat morning in the synagogue, the Torah is read, and...

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Shabbat Ma'ariv

Shabbat : Ma’Ariv

According to the Torah, Shabbat commemorates the day that God rested from creating the world; the word Shabbat literally means “he rested.” Shabbat is celebrated, first and foremost, by observing the holy day as a day of rest from all work. Synagogue services every Friday night include kabbalat Shabbat, receiving the Shabbat, when...

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Chanukah

Chanukah

The story of Chanukah tells the “miracle of the oil”. In 164 BC the Maccabees recaptured Jerusalem from the occupying Syrian Greeks. When they came to rededicate the temple, they had only enough sacred oil to light the menorah for one day. The candles stayed lit for eight days despite this....

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Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

The Jewish calendar is based on the lunar year. Rosh Chodesh celebrates a new moon which heralds the arrival of a new month. This traditionally would commence upon the first sighting of the new moon. In recent times the dates have been worked out mathematically so we are no longer...

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CATFORD AND BROMLEY UNITED SYNAGOGUE CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Chai Society

We are a social group which organises regular meetings to appeal to all ages. We are entertained by speakers from all walks of life who cover many diverse topics. We have music evenings with musicians of all genres including classical, jazz and music hall. Sometimes we even make out own...

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