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EBMC Services & Events
October 2015

Saturday 3rd October
Chol Hamoed Sukkot
Shabbat Morning Service + Baby Blessing Ceremony + Communal Lunch*

Saturday 10th October
Shabbat Morning Service + Kiddish

Saturday 17th October
Shabbat Morning Service + Kiddish

Friday 23rd October
Shabbat UK with Rabbi Oliver
Shabbat Evening Service
+ Communal Dinner*
Venue: TBC

Saturday 24th October
Shabbat UK with Rabbi Oliver
Shabbat Morning Service + Kiddish

Saturday 31st October
Batmitzvah of Amelia Robinson
Shabbat Morning Service + Kiddish
@Allum Hall

*EBMC’s Kashrut Policy: Any food you bring to Our services / events needs to be either suitable for vegetarians or kosher Parev. If you make a dish at home it must be from ingredients that are approved kosher / vegetarian (or fish, eg salmon, tuna) and cooked/prepared in a disposable container. When you bring a prepared dish, the community trust that you have conformed to these standards. 

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Succot at EBMC

The Shofar sounded it's final blast for the year as our third High Holydays came to an end. As we look back over the last 12 months we can say it has been a tremendous year full of growth and blessings.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those that volunteered their services over the High Holydays, and also to those who helped us raise funds for our Kol Nidre Appeal 2015.

And now we look forward to celebrating Succot with you. We will be holding our special Chol Hamoed Shabbat service on Saturday October 3rd, 2015. We are inviting everyone to come and enjoy kiddush in our Succah  For more information, please contact us


It's easy so why not join today?

You can now join EBMC online. Just click here and download some simple forms. Return them to us via e-mail or post and that's it! Your membership application will be handled by our membership staff. You can contact them here for any questions about becoming a member of our community.

Annual membership is £276 per person, £552 per couple. Membership includes all children under 21 years and includes burial scheme.

Once you have submitted your form we will be back in touch to answer any of your questions.

Can You Help at Shul?

We are looking to recruit volunteers for various roles within our community. If you can assist us please get in touch. Details below:

  • Can you help with Children's Services? We need people to take both toddlers and juniors Shabbat morning service. No previous experience required. All resources and help in preparation provided.

  • Security Volunteers for Shabbat and High Holyday Services

  • Kiddush - We need people to set up and clear away our kiddush after Shabbat morning service. You can also sponsor a kiddush if you are commemorating a special occasion.

  • Can you leyn or take a service? We would be especially happy to hear from those who would like to become involved in leading our services.

JLGB Borehamwood

JLGB Juniors is for children aged 8 to 11 and generally are in Years 3 to 5.

JLGB is fun. Weekly group meetings, camps and other events across the country mean your children will be able to experience the hundreds of different activities offered every year.

JLGB provides a safe environment. Every JLGB leader is police checked, first-aid trained and has attended a rigorous training programme.

A large percentage of JLGB members grow up to become excellent leaders. As the Chief Rabbi has said, the JLGB “has inspired many generations of young leaders who have learned, through their involvement in the JLGB, the qualities, skills and attributes of good leadership”.

Regardless of whether or not your children attend Jewish schools, being a part of the JLGB family provides them with an unmatchable opportunity to make Jewish friends for life from all over the country and beyond.

Anyone in Year 6 can attend our Senior unit so please feel free to email for further information:
B/Captain Linda Leveney
Officer Commanding Borehamwood Juniors & Seniors.

Café Ivrit

Come learn some Hebrew, speak some Hebrew, or just be around Hebrew! 

Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. 

For more information contact:
Howard Feldman, Café Ivrit co-ordinator.



With so many new members with babies and young children it would be in the community's best interest if a Parent and Toddler Group were to be established. It would give us an opportunity where parents, grandparents or carers and their children can go to have fun and meet new people. Parents and carers would remain with, and would be entirely responsible for, their children throughout the sessions.

What we are looking for are volunteer coordinators who would be responsible for the administration of the group and not involved in any childcare.

If you would like the opportunity to volunteer for this community role please contact: 

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