Shavuot 2018

In the Hebrew year 2448, just weeks after leaving Egypt, we all stood together at the foot of Mount Sinai where G-d gave the Torah.

3,330 years later, we are still celebrating!
We re-live the Sinai experience and the Giving Of The Torah by hearing the 10 Commandments being read from the Torah on Shavuot morning and enjoying dairy foods. (Cheesecake is a favourite, although customary not obligatory.)

Rabbi Mendy & Chaya Singer will be hosting a celebration this weekend at the Park Row Synagogue on Shavuot morning for the reading of the 10 Commandments and a Grand Dairy Feast (vegan options too) following the prayer service. On Sunday, 20 May, 11am. We hope you can join us.

As Children are the future and the ones who carry the Torah on to the next generation, they will be included in the celebration with a fun Children’s Service and Ice Cream Party!

Looking forward to celebrating together this Sunday.

Un Wine’d- Wine Tasting – 15 May, 2018

What does Kosher wine bring to mind? Palwin or Kedem?

You may be amazed at how the kosher wine market has developed over recent years. Today there are many award-winning kosher wines available. The best selling Moscato in the USA happens to be Kosher, with only a fraction of its sales actually to the Kosher market!

On Tuesday evening 15 MayWine educator Ian Abrahams Dip WSET will be leading us with a guided tasting of eight selected wines. From California Zinfandel to Israeli Chardonnay to French Riesling to Spanish Rioja there will be something for all tastes.

Served up with fine Kosher cheeses and light refreshments, this will be an evening to Un•wine•d in great company!

Tickets are £12 online at www.jewishbristol.com/wine or £15 at the door.
15 May, 7:30 PM at the Park Row Synagogue.

We look forward to meeting you at this unique and special evening.

Rabbi Mendy & Chaya Singer

P.S. RSVP here www.jewishbristol.com/wine

Purim 2018 @ Park Row Synagogue in partnership with Chabad Bristol

It’s almost Purim! Here’s what is happening
in Bristol this year to celebrate.

Sunday Feb 25th
10am-12pm Family creative Cheder @ Park Row Synagogue~~~~~

Monday Feb 26th
7pm It’s No Job for a Nice Jewish Girl by Rachel Creeger
Find out more about the performance here.

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Wednesday Feb 28th
6:00pm Family Cheder – come in fancy dress!
6:30pm Megillah reading, followed by a Falafel King feast* 

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Thursday March 1st
8am Minyan & Megillah
1:00pm Purim Power Hour Lunch Break – Festive Lunch* & Megillah – Young n’ Old
5:00pm Student & Young Professionals Party – Purim in the Shtetel. Book tickets @ https://www.facebook.com/events/152551702110228/

*The food is generously sponsored by the Park Row Synagogue. For catering purposes, please RSVP so the food can be ordered accordingly here www.jewishbristol.com/eventlist/purim 

Matanot La’evyonim

One of the special Purim Mitzvot is Matanot La’evyonim, giving gifts to the Jewish needy. There will be a special collection box in the Shul on Purim which will be distributed to local Jewish families in need of support and to the poor in Israel.

You can also donate online here and your gift will be distributed on Purim day. (Please mark your donation “Purim”.)

Do you know of someone in the community who is housebound and unable to join the Purim celebrations? If so, please contact Rabbi Mendy Singer so we can schedule a home visit to bring the warmth and joy of Purim to their door.

Run in partnership with:  

Jewish Cuisine Workshop Rosh Hashana Sephardi Style

Jewish Cuisine Workshop
Rosh Hashana Sephardi Style

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 7:00 pm

A hands on cuisine workshop guided by Jewish Master Chef and author of six kosher cookbooks, Denise Phillips.

We will be cooking up a varied menu of Sephardi style delicacies using Rosh Hashanah themed foods.

You will learn a few new tricks and recipes, taste the Simanim of Rosh Hashanah and take home your own masterpieces to enjoy.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 7:00 pm @ Park Row Synagogue.

Adult £8, Student £5 – Pay at the door
RSVP online by 07/09 at www.jewishbristol.com/rh-workshop

Sell Your Chametz

This just in from Chabad of Bristol!

Pesach is coming! Sell your Chametz now before the market crashes.
Did you know that on Pesach we not only refrain from eating Chametz but even owning any? No worries, you don’t have to throw out any food. Just lock it up, fill out this quick authorization and we will sell your Chametz in accordance with the Halacha.

www.jewishbristol.com/chometz-sale

Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day 2017

Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day 2017 is taking place on Sunday 26th February from 10.30am – 4.30pm.

This year 14 places of worship are opening their doors. In addition, 6 of the 14 venues will form a designated ‘Faith Trail’, each representing a different faith. At each of these six core venues there will be an opportunity to learn about that particular faith and to ask questions.

Diverse Doors 2017_info_leaflet_final

For more information contact:
Lily Khandker, Forum Development Officer
Email: info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk

Tisha b’Av

Fast of Av
Sat 13th (night) – Sun 14th August

The fast of Av (Tisha b’Av) commemorates the destruction of both temples in Jerusalem (by Nebuchadnezzar the Babylonian in 586 BCE – and by Titus the Roman in 70 CE)

Start of fast: Sat 8:36pm
End of fast: Sun 9:21pm

Talk & chanting lamentations (Eichah): 
Saturday 13th 10pm at the Synagogue on Park Row

Afternoon service: 
Sunday 14th 5pm at at the Synagogue on Park Row – including laying tefillin.

Image © Francesco Hayez from Wikipedia.