The World Health Organisation has written a book for children aged 6-11, to help them understand the current COVID-19 crisis. You can read it here: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/files/2020-04/My%20Hero%20is%20You%2C%20Storybook%20for%20Children%20on%20COVID-19.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2RA3wt2896Je3rOhckQ2UNUUwzhLcF5_1TSUElBIL3PgVQZPpQ4MBWGbU
Read the full article here in Get Surrey, published on 6th April 2020.
We are delighted to announce Jenny Jankel as the new President of North West Surrey Synagogue (NWSS). Jenny, is a founder member of NWSS. She has been Chair of what she describes as “our precious and beloved community”, 3 times. Her four children and now several grandchildren have all grown up at the heart our […]
Please read the following article which appeared in the Jewish Chronicle at the beginning of February.
Please read the full article published here in Get Surrey on January 27th 2020.
Read the full article published here in Get Surrey on 26th January 2020.
Read the full article about our Mitzvah Day celebration in Get Surrey, published on November 17th 2019.
Read the article published in Get Surrey on October 26th 2019.
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 […]
Thank you to everyone who came along to make our Purim Oneg so special. A musical Erev Shabbat service was a a lovely way to start. It was followed by a Megillah reading/spiel performed in our usual crazy NWSS way. All the performers really entered into the spirit but special mentions should be made to […]
Sunday 15th July at NWSS was a night to remember, for two reasons. The programme ‘Voices from the Dust’ was memorable because it was beautifully produced. In a most professional style, Anthony Sheppard, Anita Fox and Alex D’Olier presented their choice of poetry and music to mark the first nine days of the month of […]
INTERVIEW WITH COLIN SHINDLER Jean Cohen As the lead-up to this year’s NWSS Foundation Lecture, I made a Shindler’s List ( I couldn’t resist saying that!) and, as usual, electronically sat down with Colin Shindler, who was in Caesarea, to discuss BDS and anti-Israel student groups. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed, Colin. I’d […]
I sat down recently with Rabbi Dr Jonathan Magonet. Since Rabbi Dr Magonet is the much-anticipated guest speaker at the upcoming NWSS Foundation Lecture on 15 January 2017 on Leo Baeck: The Man and the College (mark your calendars!), the subject was going to be “Leo Baeck, the man.” But then I thought […]
NWSS is currently undertaking a consultation regarding the option of Live Streaming our services. We’ve studied a number of other communities who have implemented a Live Stream and produced an interim report. We’ll keep you posted on any developments
“Give me your children” – surely the most chilling words that any parent could hear, especially when they know that, if they do, the children are going to their deaths, but if they don’t the children will be taken nonetheless. In 1942 these words were spoken by Chaim Rumkowski, known as “The Eldest”, a Jew […]