Shavuot. What, why, where, when…. The Holiday of Shavuot has no specific date in the Torah. The Torah tells us “Count 50 days from Passover this shall be the Festival of Weeks (Shavuot)”. So, what is the holiday of Shavuot all about and why does the Torah not state a specific date for it? Unlike […]

Shavuot – What, When, Why…   Recently updated !


North West Surrey Synagogue, in Weybridge, is seeking a Head for its Cheder. This is a part-time appointment with flexible hours equivalent to an average of 2-days a week, including Sunday mornings, on an initial 24-month contract. Job share would be possible. NWSS is a Reform community, so the person appointed will be sympathetic to the approach of Progressive Judaism. The […]

Job Vacancy – Head of Cheder   Recently updated !


Every year NWSS has celebrated Israel’s Independence Day with a special service and entertainment on the following Saturday, Shabbat Atzma’ut, thanks in the past to Avril Hallé and members of the Israel Group. This year we marked a special birthday, Israel’s 70th, which I had the privilege to lead. Few of those present at the […]

Shabbat Atzma’ut – Celebrating Israel’s 70th