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Shabbat UK

An enthusiastic group joined the national challah baking event at the shul and produced some very tasty loaves. We also celebrated Friday night with a superb meal including sesame chicken and paprika chicken, cholent, carrot tsimmes and red cabbage. There was of course alovely chicken...

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HJC Matzah Ramble

This year’s traditional Matzo ramble took place in Lee Valley Park.  After the first challenge of realising that there were two places half a mile apart that each...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

The annual Holocaust Memorial Day service hosted by the Harlow Jewish Community was attended by people of many faiths, including a number of Muslims, one of whom recited the Muslim prayer for peace...

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Visit to the Jewish Museum

On Sunday 7th September the Cheder class went to the Jewish Museum in Camden. We all met there at 10 o’clock and had a very informative, educational and moving time.

 

The first part was about objects from the Synagogue and the home. From the Synagogue there was an ark, siferi torah (scrolls) yudayim, and a collection of Nerot Tamid. From the home there was a Seder plate, a kippah and a room set up like it was Shabbat.

The second part was about objects from the Synagogue and the home. From the Synagogue there was an ark, siferi torah (scrolls) yudayim, and a collection of Nerot Tamid. From the home there was a Seder plate, a kippah and a room set up like it was Shabbat.as about the history of the Jews in Britain. The first thing we saw was a Bar Mitzvah coat worn by a boy for his Bar Mitzvah in Burkhera. He would have worn it for the High Holy days but his family then moved to England. We learned about when and where British Jews settled, how they were treated and how they lived. We saw how Jews have contributed to British Society.   

The final thing we saw was a gallery dedicated to Leon Greenman, who was a British survivor of the Concentration Camps. He was living in the Netherlands when the war broke out and he could not prove he was British. His wife and son were murdered by the Nazis but he survived and went on to tell young people about what had happened.

It was important for me to go there because I learned about my heritage and how my ancestors lived as British Jews.

By Lucy Cohen 

Welcome to the Harlow Jewish Community

Hello and welcome to the Harlow Jewish Community. My name is Irit Shillor and I have been the Rabbi here for the last nine years. I was born in Jerusalem and studied Mathematics there before coming to England in 1982. My children were at the time very young and I joined a Reform community in orde...

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Harlow Synagogue

Harberts Road
Harlow
Essex, CM19 4DT

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Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 05
Purim
Fri Mar 06
Shushan Purim
Fri Mar 06 @20:00 -
Erev Shabbat Service
Fri Mar 06 @20:00 -
Service for all with Rabbi Irit
Sat Mar 07
Parashat Ki Tisa
Sun Mar 08 @15:00 - 05:00PM
Purim Party (Fancy Dress)
Fri Mar 13 @20:00 -
Erev Shabbat Service
Sat Mar 14
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
Sun Mar 15 @10:00 - 12:30PM
Cheder
Tue Mar 17 @17:45 -
Adult Education

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   Movement for Reform Judaism

    Harlow Synagogue is member 
    of  the Joint Jewish Burial Society