Nearly 2 months ago we started a Friday Night speaker programme between Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv at our shul, Woodford Forest United Synagogue.
Fast forward to now and what an incredible 7 weeks it has been!
We have hosted an array of local and international superstars – Michael Rainsbury, Josh Marcovitch, Andrew Marcovitch, Arieh Miller, Rav Gideon Sylvester, Neil Stuart Martin OBE, Zak Jeffay not to mention services with a lovely ruach thanks to our regulars plus Shabbat with Chazan Jonny Turgel and then the Ezra Youth Movement boys shabbaton last shabbos (pictured – taken after shabbat went out) which added over 40 boys and their leaders – and lots of wonderful singing and ruach – to our shul!
Topics discussed have included Parshas, Life in Israel, Volunteering for MDA, Mental Health, UJS-Student Briefing, Hostage Deals in Halacha, The Kitchener Camp, The Sefer Torah that Survived and its Journey to Gaza and more…
Plus cholent kiddushim, a 2nd Bar Mitvah for Victor Shafier and more!
Join us regularly Friday Nights and Shabbat Day – Friday night service at candlelighting time, Shabbat Day 9.45am. You can be guaranteed a warm welcome!
So this quiet corner of NE London, which some of you might not be able to find on a map, has a very busy and active Jewish life! Next time you’re in the area, come along and find out for yourself!

By Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg

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