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Celebrate Simchat Torah with the Central

On Thursday night, 26th September, our main Simchat Torah event will be taking place in the Synagogue from 6:45 pm.  Our Chatanim, Nigel Gee and Ian Balcombe, invite…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Barry Marcus – Ha’azinu

The name of this week’s sedra, Ha’azinu means ‘to listen’, which refers to Moses’ song to the people of Israel looking back over their history with gratitude to…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Nitzavim/Vayelech

This week we read two sidrot.  Nitzavim again forms part of Moshe’s farewell speech to the nation and opens with the words ‘You are standing before the Almighty’,…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Ki Tavo – Rabbi Marcus

Ki Tavo meaning ‘When you will arrive’, refers to the arrival of the Children of Israel in the land of Israel.  Rabbi Marcus talks about the mitzvah of…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Ki Tetze – Rabbi Marcus

This week’s sedra Ki Tetze, meaning ‘when you go out’, deals with how to conduct yourself in warfare. The sedra also contains 74 mitzvot — more than any…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Shoftim – Rabbi Marcus

Entitled ‘Shoftim’ meaning ‘judges’, this sedra introduces our judicial system upon arrival in the land of Israel, as instructed by Moses.

Photos Back to the bowling!

Just a few snaps from our recent bowling night at Bloomsbury Bowl.  Please read our recent blog detailing the eventful evening and keep your eyes open for the…

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

This week’s sedra deals with the issue of free will – one which has vexed many philosophers over the centuries.  The Torah clearly states that we do possess…