Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue (EHRS) is an inclusive, progressive, vibrant and welcoming Holy community, which strongly values tradition whilst responding to the challenges of modern day Jewish living.
There are so many activities and opportunities at EHRS, which make it much more than a synagogue, it is a community centre for all ages, or as someone described us, a multiplex cinema offering something for everyone.
The synagogue building is a place of worship and also a community centre with many different regular and special activities for all ages. We are delighted to offer a huge range of Synagogue services and activities to cater for all ages. These include Nagila, our Early Years Nursery; Orot, our Religion School; Youth Clubs; Uniformed Groups; our Day Centre for the elderly, plus a wide range of adult education and social groups.
Friday 19 April - Erev Pesach
Please note there will ne NO Erev Pesach Service
Saturday 20 April - First Day Pesach
09:45 Young Children's Service, in the Beit Hamidrash
10:30 Chocolate Seder (6yrs+), in the Community Centre
10:30 Main Service, in the Main Synagogue
Shacharit Service led by Rabbi Neil Kraft
Torah Service led by Rabbi Daniel Smith
Thursday 25 April: Erev Seventh Day Pesach
18:30 Main Service in the Beit Hamidrash, with excerpts from the Song of Songs
Friday 26 April: Seventh Day Pesach
10:30 Main Service & Yizkor, in the Main Synagogue
10:30 Pesach Activity Morning (6yrs+), in the Community Centre
Choral Evening Service for Yom Hashoah:
A beautiful service of songs, prayers and reflections
Wednesday 1 May, 19:00
An important part of our memorial service is to read the names of victims of the holocaust who were relatives of our synagogue members, and then say a communal Kaddish in their memory. Furthermore, there may be some among our community who may know of close friends or neighbours as well as of relatives who died in the persecution, and we want to mention these too.
Refreshments will be served at 20:00, followed by a talk by Holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper BEM, the evening will finish at approximately 21:00.
The EHRS Culture & Heritage Group invites you to Israel’s Independence Day ~ Yom Ha’atzma’ut Celebrations
Celebrating together with Israel and Jews worldwide
Wednesday 8 May 2019
There will be a Yom Hazikaron Service, an Israeli Food eating and learning session, a screening of Israeli film, The Galilee Eskimos, and a general discussion with hot cocoa! We look forward to welcoming you on this special occasion.
Tuesday 21 May, 20:00
Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue and Yitzchak Rabin Lodge - B’nai B’rith UK
Henry Grunwald speaks on “How is our community coping with current Antisemitism?
Henry Grunwald OBE QC was a member of B’nai B’rith’s Leo Baeck Lodge and is now a National member. He was President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and a founder and first Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council from 2003 until 2009. After the conclusion of his second term as President he was appointed the President of World Jewish Relief. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours for services to the Jewish community and to inter-faith relations. His profession is that of a criminal barrister, specialising in serious crime. Due to his success as a barrister he was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1999. He was a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust from 2005 until 2013, and now chairs the National Holocaust Centre and Museum.
Tuesday 4 June, 20:00
Get acquainted with our new Senior Minister as he chats about what Judaism means to him. In a candid discussion, hosted by Phil Dave, Rabbi Mark Goldsmith will give an open and honest insight into his religious beliefs. It will be the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself as a member of the EHRS community. This is a one off event that's not to be missed, as we begin an exciting new chapter in our Synagogue's history. Refreshments will be available.
Please book below to confirm your attendance
Please join us at EHRS as we celebrate Shavuot
Shavuot Evening Service & Tikkun Leyl: Saturday 8 June
19:00 Shavuot Evening Service - Followed by tea and Cheesecake Kiddush
20:30-22:00 approx. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot - 3 study sessions on the theme of ‘Relationships: Personal and Holy’
(read more about these sessions below)
22:15 Gather for Havdallah with songs and explanations
Shavuot Morning Service: Sunday 9 June, 10:30
The Shavuot Morning Service will include the reading of the Ten Commandments and a Yizcor service, and is followed by a Cheesecake and Ice Cream Kiddush.
Following on from Hendon Reform Synagogue's success at running a Night Shelter for the homeless of Barnet, we held an information evening on 5th of June to discuss the possibility of running a Night Shelter at EHRS.
The evening was well attended with representatives of the charities Together In Barnet (TiB), Homeless Action in Barnet (HAB) and social enterprise Linkey present along with people from the EHRS community who want to volunteer.
The ask from our community is to provide a hot evening meal, shelter for the night and breakfast in the morning for up to 17 homeless people who have a connection with Barnet.