Please note that we do not hold any
services during the month of August. Services resume on Saturday 5th
2015 High Holyday
Rosh Hashanah begins sunset of Sunday
September 13, 2015 and ends nightfall on Tuesday September 15, 2015.
Yom Kippur Begins sunset on Tuesday September 22, 2015 and ends at
nightfall on Wednesday September 23, 2015.
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
seeks to combine the values and
practices of traditional Judaism with the best of the values of the modern
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The High Holydays at EBMC
The "Head of the Year" is a happy holiday. People exchange New Year’s
cards and New Year’s greetings. Families gather together for meals and
open houses after attending Community services.
The Community looks especially beautiful for the High
Holidays. The Torah is covered in white and the rabbi and cantor also wear
It is a mitzvah (commandment) to hear the shofar (ram’s
horn) on Rosh Hashanah, as it’s loud sound reminds us that the Lord is
present and that it is time to wake-up and pay attention to our lives.
On Rosh Hashanah, we dip apples in honey and wish each
other a "sweet, new year." We also eat a special round challah with
The ten-day period between Rosh Hashanah and the next
holy day, Yom Kippur, is considered to be a time of great importance in
Judaism, when traditionally our fate for the new year hangs in judgment.
At Rosh Hashana, Elstree & Borehamwood Masorti Community
will meet for services in the morning, including the traditional Torah
readings and shofar service. At a quiet point in the afternoon, we will walk to
Brook Road Park. There we will throw bread crumbs into the water, symbolically
casting off our sins in an ancient ceremony known as Tashlich.
Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם
כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), Also known as Day of Atonement, is the
holiest and most solemn day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes
are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this the actual
number of prayer services. Unlike a regular day, which has three prayer
services (Ma'ariv, the evening prayer; Shacharit, the morning prayer;
and Mincha, the afternoon prayer), or a Shabbat or Yom Tov, which have
four prayer services (Ma'ariv; Shacharit; Mussaf, the additional prayer;
and Mincha), Yom Kippur has five prayer services (Ma'ariv; Shacharit;
Musaf; Mincha; and Ne'ilah, the closing prayer). The prayer services
also include a public confession of sins (Vidui) and a unique prayer
dedicated to the special Yom Kippur avodah (service) of the Kohen Gadol
in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
As one of the most
culturally significant Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur is observed by many
secular Jews who may not observe other holidays. Many secular Jews
attend Community on Yom Kippur—for many secular Jews the High Holy Days
are the only recurring times of the year in which they attend
Community,—causing Community attendance to soar.
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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 £225 per person, £450 per
couple. Membership includes all children under 21 years and includes
Once you have submitted your form we will be back in
touch to answer any of your questions.
You Help at Shul?
We are looking to recruit
volunteers for various roles within our community. If you can assist us
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.
Volunteers for Shabbat and High Holyday Services
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.
Juniors is for children aged 8 to 11 and generally are in Years 3 to
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.
provides a safe environment. Every JLGB leader is police checked,
first-aid trained and has attended a rigorous training programme.
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.
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.
Come learn some
Hebrew, speak some Hebrew, or just be around Hebrew!
Thursday evenings at
For more information
Howard Feldman, Café Ivrit co-ordinator.
EBMC PARENT & TODDLER
GROUP - Volunteers Needed
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
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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