The South London coach returned lots of happy, exhausted KLS children from their two weeks of fun, mayhem and digital detox yesterday. Washing machines across Surrey will be working overtime to deal with the potentially toxic contents of the suitcases! And the wifi will be creaking in their homes as they desperately try to make up for not being online for 2 weeks – how did they manage?! Well, that’s the story in our house. They have a week to rest before Beiteinu starts for the new school year on Saturday 6 September. Don’t forget to bring your fruit. Beiteinu starts at 9.45am, the Book Group is from 10am-11am, there will be a family service at 11.30am, followed by the ever-popular HeBrew Cafe, and then the Youth Club from 1-3pm.
“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, uttered these words on the eve of Britain officially entered the First World War. Exactly 100 years later the Royal British Legion is inviting millions of individuals, households and companies to join together in a national moment of reflection.
The Royal British Legion is encouraging everyone in the UK to turn off their lights between 10pm and 11pm on 4 August 2014 – leaving only a single light or candle for this symbolic act of reflection and hope. Click here for more information.
The Royal British Legion is encouraging everyone in the UK to turn off their lights between 10pm and 11pm on 4 August 2014 – leaving only a single light or candle for this symbolic act of reflection and hope. There is a Service of Remembrance at Bevis Marks Synagogue and events are organised around the country, or you can remember at home.
The music service on Friday 25 July will feature the KLS Choir and the Shabbat Island Discs of our new Chair and his young family which could make the choice of music very interesting! Service starts at 8pm.
This week’s class has been postponed and will take place on Wednesday 16 July. Click here for more details of the evening.
LJY-Netzer has announced its new line-up: KLS member, Gabriel Webber, is one of the new Movement Workers (or MoWos as they like to be known), succeeding another KLS Beiteinu alumnus, Bethany Stone. Gabriel has been an active member of KLS since his early days, leading services and running the Youth Club, before taking a break to study for a degree at Sussex University, although he did take on the role of Cheder Head at Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue, become an elected member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (representing the Union of Jewish Students) and spend most holidays on LJY-Netzer activities just to keep his mind off the boring business of getting a degree! The KLS children are looking forward to seeing more of Gabriel at Kadimah in August, and hearing more of his (unusual) poetry.
Congratulations to Bethany for a great year as MoWo, and best wishes from KLS for your future plans.
From Luke Akehurst (Director, We Believe in Israel
The Community feels that we should find a visible way to express our collective grief at the murder of our three students, Eyal, Gilad and Naftali, and our solidarity with the people of Israel at this time of sadness.
We have therefore organised a candle lit vigil of reflection, comfort of the mourners and support against terrorism taking place tomorrow, Wednesday 2nd July. The event will take place outside the Embassy of Israel, 2 Palace Green, London W8 4QB (nearest tube, High St Kensington). Please gather at 6.45pm.
The event will be addressed by the Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner and others will offer their reflections.
It is being supported by the Embassy of Israel, the Jewish Leadership Council, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, BICOM, UJIA, the Zionist Federation, We Believe in Israel and the UJS. The event will be secured by the CST.
May the families be comforted amongst the mourners for Zion and for Jerusalem.
Party in the Park 2013 was such a success, we thought that we would do it again. In 2013 we we revived the ancient British game of mangold hurling. If you missed it, you can’t even begin to imagine the fun we had. For 2014 we are bringing back Wellie Wanging! Can you possibly miss out on this amazing interactive high spot of the year? No, you cannot! For more information click here
Rabbi Pete Tobias, Rabbi at The Liberal Synagogue Elstree, author and a regular on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, is going to be sharing his Shabbat Island Discs as part of the music service led by Rabbi Charley Baginsky, with the KLS Choir. Friday 27 June at 8pm.
Student Rabbi Adam Frankenberg will be introducing Bibliodrama to KLS at the Erev Shavout Service (8pm on Tuesday 3 June). Bibliodrama is a fun and dynamic way of interacting with the Biblical Text in a new and personal way, through responses in character. It is a great way to encourage midrashic thinking. There will be participation, but it will be light-hearted and fun. (Props will be provided……)