Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 2020

The LJS together with West London Synaogue present ‘New Realities.’ Join with us (whether from dusk till dawn, or for just one or two sessions):

Erev Shavuot Service: 6:45 pm

Shavuot Quiz: 8:30 pm

At 9:00 pm, Rabbi Alexandra Wright will be in conversation with Rabbi Sergio Bergman, new president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ).

View the full programme and register here:

Join us for Shabbat

Pray with us: exquisite music and thought-provoking sermons, followed by Kiddush on Zoom. Service times are:

6:45 pm Friday evenings (6:00 pm for this week only, 22nd May)

11:00 am Saturday mornings

LJS News – May 2020

Don’t miss the article by neuroscientist and author, Peter Lantos, on his memories of VE Day. There are rabbinic reflections on Shavuot, and a tried and tested cheesecake recipe for the festival.

Our monthly newsletter, LJS News, shares synagogue news and thought-provoking articles, and offers a glance at what’s ahead.  

COVID-19: Together Online

While our building is temporarily closed, we are gathering online for learning, services, events and Kiddushim. Our rabbis, staff team and volunteers continue to work remotely. We remain here for you – contact us if you have questions or would like to get involved. Call 0207 432 5181 or email ljs@ljs.org.

Please note: The LJS Cemetery at Pound Lane is closed until further notice.

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Rimon Online

Rimon is the LJS’s religion school for ages 3½ to 15, and includes Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Kabbalat Torah studies.

During these challenging times, Rimon has migrated online for fun, activities and learning every Shabbat.

Please email Debi for more information on education@ljs.org.

Thought for the Week

This week, Rabbi Alexandra Wright reflects on Shavuot:

Dear Members and Friends,

It is seven weeks since we came out of Egypt and celebrated our Passover sedarim, many of us alone, sitting at our computers, zooming in with family, friends and community – the seder plates and glasses of wine visible on each screen. Then, we spoke of coming out of Egypt, of taking the first steps into an unknown desert, fearful and apprehensive about what the future might hold. We awaited our freedom at the height of the pandemic – our physical freedom…read more here