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Lekach –  There is no one definitive recipe, as different communities have their own traditions. However, this moist, well-flavoured cake is always based on honey, for the hope that the New Year will be sweet. Nuts – chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, pistachios or pine nuts – add texture, and apples – diced, grated, as juice […]

Lekach recipe – for a Sweet New Year


Thank you to everyone to came together to share a very special Shavuot last weekend, celebrating Torah and the giving of the Ten Commandments, one of the greatest known and most significant stories of our Jewish history. NWSS hosted a fully packed weekend, not just with this great festival but also a special birthday for […]

Reflections on our Shavuot


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