Over fifty teenagers from Edgware United and the Yeshurun trekked through the rain to take part in a Tikkun Leil on the first night of Shavuot. They were split into three groups with three sessions throughout the night and speakers including Rabbi Lister, Rabbi Lewis, Rabbi Sandler, Shmuel Portnoy, Ben Allen and Debbie Rowe, as well as the Shuls’ very own Youth Directors, Ivor Mordecai and David and Miriam Baigel. The Youth really enjoyed the learning and the different range of speakers, each with their own messages to impart. The night of learning was finished off with an early Shacharit at 3am.
New Rabbi for Kingston, Surbiton & District United Synagogue
Kingston, Surbiton & District
At a recent Extraordinary General Meeting, members of Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue overwhelmingly voted to appoint Rabbi Samuel Landau as their next Minister. He and his wife Shana will join the community in August. A brief biography with photo is set out below.
In a tremendous evening of chat and music, Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks captivated a packed house at a special tribute in his honour at Belmont United Synagogue. The Chief Rabbi regaled the hundreds-strong audience with tales from his life, interspersed with his favourite pieces of music - from Simon and Garfunkel to Shlomo Carlebach - in a "Desert Island Discs"- style event.