Edgware Masorti Synagogue’s Director of Youth Education is Raya Even David, and she has designed a brilliant programme.
Check out what we’ll be doing this coming year, we hope to see you there!
Shabbat & Yom Tov youth club
Every Saturday and festival, from about 10:30am, the following activities will be offered simultaneously:
Service for ages 6 and under led by adult volunteers from our community (usually parents)
Club for ages 7 and up, led by our trained madrichim (teenagers)
Bnei Mitzvah students (ages 11&12) are invited to join a Sedrah discussion after the Torah Portion
Bnei Mitzvah Programme
Every Sunday morning, kids preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony will learn an array of relevant topics, such as “Jewish Heroes” or “Jewish Social Action”. Check out our activities from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOmZ9npro8A. For more information, on the program click here.
Every fortnight on alternating Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, our POST BNEI MITZVAH students continue to meet, study and bond together. All 13+ invited to join!
About once a month, EMS hosts a multigenerational activity, for example: A Challa Bake for Shabbat UK in October, our annual Chanukah Party in December, Hamantashen for Hunger (cookie baking) for Purim in March and a Chametz Hunt (treasure search) for Passover.
In 2017, EMS received media coverage when we hosted a DiversiTea Party for Mitzvah Day in November during which a mixed faith group of youth hosted senior members from our very own synagogue along with local Church and Mosque goers to make it a true celebration of age and religion. See the footage here:
Translation to English
VO: Voice Over SB: Sound Bite PTC: Piece To Camera
VO: Introducing an interfaith event at a church in Luton SB: Mike Stygal – Trustee – The Interfaith Network: “At the core, these events serve to bring people from different faiths together to facilitate understanding and interaction” SB: Zafar Khan, chairman of Luton Council of Faiths: “This evening we’re in a church, but these events take place also in mosques, temples and synagogues”. VO: Introducing the interfaith event at Edgware Masorti Synagouge SB: Rabbi Mijael Even-David: “These events give a good push to interaction between faiths but we need to do more to bring it to daily life” VO: Introducing Mitzvah Day and its organisation. SB: Dan Rickman, Executive Director of Mitzvah Day: “our activities take place in Mitzvah day and other Jewish occasions as well as Muslim and Hindu ones”. VO: Interaction between communities and faiths takes place also on the ground as demonstrated in the aftermath of Greenfell Tower Fire, giving the example of Unity. SB: Sara Conway – co-chair of Jewish Muslim Women Group (Unity): “It was by accident thanks to our connections with the right people”. PTC: In London, there are Jewish, Arab, African and other neighbourhoods, but this is far from the full picture in which there is interaction between faiths and communities especially in occasions, in sad and happy ones.
Cafe’ Ivrit – Every Tuesday evening – advanced levels welcome to join
Mishna Class – Every Wednesday evening – all welcome to join
Leyning Course (haftarah) – Every Thursday Evenings – must know how to read Hebrew
Film Screenings – Every 6 weeks on different days of the week