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Communal Succot Dinner – 23rd September

Communal Succot Dinner Sunday 23rd September (First Night Succot) Afternoon and Evening Services commence at 6:45 pm, followed by dinner. Cost: £25 Booking essential via Shul Office 020…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Re’eh

Re’eh is a continuation of Moshe’s farewell address to the children of Israel. Parts of the Sidra will be familiar as they form the basis for the Torah…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE- Ekev

At the beginning of today’s Sidra we are urged to view all the mitzvot – (commandments) as being of equal importance.

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Vaetchanan

Vaetchanan is a continuation of the first of Moshe’s three farewell talks to the people of Israel prior to his death.  The Sidra begins with Moshe recalling how…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Devarim

The Book of Devarim is principally made up of three farewell addresses by Moshe to the people of Israel. As he was soon to die Moshe wanted to…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus MBE- Devarim

In this Sidra Moshe begins with a survey of Israel’s journey from Sinai to the Promised Land.  He recalls the difficulties he had in governing the people, and…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Pinchus

Although named after Pinchas, the ‘ hero ‘ of the previous Sidra, whose act of courage stopped the plague that devastated the children of Israel, this weeks Sidra…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Balak

In this Sidra we read of the confrontation between Balak, the King of Moab, and the children of Israel who wished to pass through Moab on the way…

Kids Kiddush Takeover – 7th July

The children and grandchildren of Central Synagogue are taking over the whole Kiddush and will be deciding what to serve the community on Shabbat 7th July. Concerned? Don’t…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Chukat

The word Chukat is derived from the word ‘Chok’ which is often unsatisfactorily translated to mean statute. The 613 Mitzvot of the Torah can be divided into 2 groups- MISHPAT…

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