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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Naso – Rabbi Marcus

Rabbi Marcus investigates the link between this week’s sidra of Naso, which is read on the Shabbat closest to the festival of Shavuot and the significance of the…

Photos Too much cheesecake?

Shavuot is at an end, and with the mountains of cheesecake that were on offer here at the Central over the past two days, it is high time…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Bamidbar – Rabbi Marcus

This week we start reading the fourth book of the Torah, Bamidbar. Rabbi Marcus looks at the reason behind why the Torah was given in the desert and…

Rabbi Mirvis- The Chief Rabbi Elect

Rabbi Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi elect, has decided that he will be living in Hendon. We have been approached by the US to provide for him office and…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Behar/Bechukotai – Rabbi Marcus

Rabbi Marcus summarises the contents of this week’s double sidra.  Behar deals with the important relationship we have with Mother Earth and the respect we must show for…

A Lunchtime Special

On Sunday, over 60 guests came to the Central to enjoy the splendours of our Lag B’Omer barbeque. With a wide variety of cooked food ranging from sausages,…

Fallen Arches

An inter-Synagogue bowling event between Marble Arch, St. John’s Wood and ourselves was always going to be a one sided event. However, no one expected the total destruction…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Emor – Rabbi Marcus

Part of this week’s Torah reading is parashat hamoadim, the chapter dealing with the entire cycle of our holy days. Rabbi Marcus briefly touches on the importance of…