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Mazzarella!

With just a few days to go until the start of the marathon matzah eating festival, here are a few great song links for pesach that might inspire…

Malovany sings at the Central

Had you asked me a few years back whether a meeting of cantors to listen to someone talk in detail about Nusach would be of interest, I think…

Video Sidra Vayikra – Rabbi Marcus

This week we begin reading Sefer Vayikra, the third book of the Torah. Rabbi Marcus looks into the biblical practice of sacrificial offerings and today’s modern day equivalent.

Passover plate n the table with a glass of wine Countdown to Pesach

Pesach Passover commemorates when God freed the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The first two days and last two days are called Yom Tov, and the middle four…

Onion and Poppy Seed Purim Ring Recipe

Taken from our Central Synagogue Recipe Book ‘Mouthfuls of Memories‘ p.40. “The twisted ring looks like Queen Esther’s crown and the onion and poppy seed filling honours the…

Sheer Joy at the Ladies’ Shiur

The ladies’ shiurim have been taking place on alternate Tuesdays every month.  We are a small group taught by the irrepressible Liat Mayerfeld, a wonderful teacher, who has…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus Video Rabbi Marcus MBE – Vayigash

  In this week’s Sidra we read of the concluding drama between Joseph and his brothers.  Joseph subjects his brothers to the final and most difficult test.  He…

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