Study and discussion have always been at the heart of Jewish life. At NWSS we actively honour this tradition.
There are opportunities for members to learn about Judaism’s intellectual and spiritual heritage, and to share their knowledge and views with others. There are also activities which explore aspects of Jewish life through film, art, music and crafts.
Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month before services. We look at the week’s Torah/Haftarah portion over breakfast. Hebrew knowledge is not needed.
Lunch & Learn
If you find the Torah Breakfast a bit too early, why not bring some finger food and stay on after the service for a study session on the 4th Saturday of the month led by the Rabbi and/or a member of the community.
Preparation for High Holy Days
There are a series of study and discussion sessions before the High Holy Days. Recently the theme was ‘Life and Death in the Days of Awe’.
Judaism A-Z (JAZ)
The Rabbi offeres an introduction to Judaism class. Please speak to the Rabbi directly about this. More information
The class is suitable for complete beginners. There are dancers of all ages (including teenagers). On selected Mondays at 7.45 pm.
Talks and discussion
Occasional discussion series, sometimes with guest speakers, are run on Sundays, or weekday evenings. Recent topics have included; ‘Bridging the Gap: Jewish Writing between Bible and Mishnah’, ‘Rabbis in Fiction’ and ‘Medical Dilemmas & Jewish Ethics’.
Every year a distinguished guest speaker is invited to lecture on a topic of Jewish interest. In 2014 the lecturer was writer, academic and broadcaster Jean Moorcroft Wilson, who spoke on ‘Sassoon and Rosenberg – Jewish First World War Poets’.