Say Cheese! It’s Shavuot!

How do you celebrate your wedding anniversary?
Jewish tradition believes that we “Say it with Flowers” and Cheese and…

…This Sunday, Jews across the world will celebrate Shavuot, our 3,331st Sinai anniversary by decorating our homes and synagogues with flowers, enjoying dairy foods and hearing the reading of the ten commandments.

Celebrate Shavuot with Chabad Bristol at the Park Row Synagogue.
Sunday, 9 June at 11:15 am.

*Reading of the 10 Commandments
*Dairy Picnic Kiddush complete with cheesecake and icecream!
*Special Children’s service with prizes for all!

*Social learning circle

We look forward to celebrating together with you this Sunday.
With blessings for a happy and meaningful Shavuot,

Rabbi Mendy & Chaya Singer and all of us at Park Row Synagogue.

Shavuot Schedule – Sunday, 9 June @ Park Row Synagogue
*10:00 am – Prayer Services begin
*11:15 am – Reading of the 10 Commandments followed by the Children Service
*12:30 pm – Dairy Picnic Kiddush followed by Social Learning Circle

Lights, Camera, Lokshen!

3-part film night at Park Row Synagogue

First in our series is:
Waltz with Bashir introduced by Simon Weintroub
Wednesday 15th May
7.00-9.30pm

Our theme for this series of films at Park Row is “Jewish representation in Film”

Our first showing this week will be Waltz with Bashir, winner of best Foreign language film from: Academy Awards. Golden Globe, BAFTA, amongst many others.

Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman wrote, directed and stars in this autobiographical animated film. A wholly innovative, original, and vital history lesson, with pioneering animation, Waltz With Bashir delivers its message about the Middle East in a mesmerizing fashion.

Rotten Tomatoes 96%, IMDB 8/10, (2008), 90 mins

There will be an introduction from Simon Weintroub, Deputy Head of Creative Arts at Wiltshire College.
Wednesday 15th May. Arrive for 7pm to start at 7.30pm

Costs:
£5 per film or £12 for all 3
For members of Park Row Synagogue £4 per film or £10 for all 3.
Tea and Coffee will be served.

You can pay in advance by donating to our Lights Camera Lokshen appeal here.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Purim at Park Row 2019

Purim at Park Row 2019
March 20th

Come join us for a night of festivities for all the family!

17.30 – 18.50
Hamantashan and Groger Making.
PLUS a Falafel King feast for the kids

£3 for members, £5 non members, cheder subscribers free

19.00
Megillla Reading

Free to all (obviously!)

20.00
Post-Megillah Falafel King Feast & Music!

£3 for members, £5 non-members

For more information please email info@parkrowsynagogue.org.

Channukah 2018 in Bristol

Family Channukah Party
Sunday December 2nd
2pm
@ Park Row Synagogue

Bring your family along to our communal celebration of Channukah. There will be games, music, dancing, spinning, crafts, and lots of latkes & doughnuts!

£2.50 per child / £5 per adult
Children 0-2 FREE

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Community Candle Lighting 
Sunday December 2nd
4pm
@ College Green

With Doughnuts n’ Latkes, Chocolate Gelt, Hot Drinks, Fire Show and Free Raffle, this celebration will be fun for all ages!

For more details see here www.jewishbristol.com/eventlist

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The History of Jews of Bristol
Sunday December 9
@ Park Row Synagogue
7pm
£9 per head

Park Row Synagogue are hosting a talk from Alex Schlesinger on The History of the Jews of Bristol & Bath, followed by candle lighting, and a delicious supper.

All are welcome, for more information or to book a place please contact Eve Gordon on 962 0187.

“Semites” at Bristol’s Loco Klub 6 – 10 November 2018

“Semites” at Bristol’s Loco Klub
[in the vaults under Bristol Temple Meads Station]
6 – 10 November 2018

Bristol’s Muslim-Jewish charity, Salaam Shalom, and local actor Ben Nathan, are set to bring a new theatre production to the City (6-10 Nov), hot on the heels of its London premier (30 Oct-3 Nov).

“Semites” is the culmination of three years’ research and interviews on location in Israel and Palestine by creator and Executive Producer, Ben.  Interviewees included students, farmers, yoga practitioners, lawyers, engineers, journalists, peace activists, settlers, combatants.

Ben heard stories from those who are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, secular, orthodox, settler, ideological, military and political, on both sides of the Israel/Palestine Green Line. Using family and friends in the region, and his familiarity with life on the ground, he gained the commitment and trust of these individuals, groups and organisations. Now those stories will be told in a ‘verbatim’ theatre production with Ben acting alongside Lara Sawalha.

The name was conceived because Palestinians and Israelis have one indisputable thing in common: they are all Semites. “Semites”, directed by London-based Daniel Goldman, “explores the challenges of living an ordinary life under extraordinary circumstances, of having dialogue with ‘the other’, of loss and hope, of staying alive. In a world of echo chambers, fake news and fear.”  According to Producer, Arsalan Sattari: “Audiences are invited to leave their preconceptions at the door, and open their eyes, ears and heart”.

As well as the production itself, Salaam Shalom plans to work with members of the production team to deliver workshops, based around the topic of dialogue, to community organisations and schools in London and the South West.

For Ben Nathan: “Using the interviewees’ words, verbatim, I want to encourage insightful discourse on this complex subject.  This rarely happens because of our often linear and simplistic view of the conflict. By presenting genuine, human experiences from those living this story, I want to challenge polarised perspectives and encourage audiences to reflect and re-examine what they thought they knew.”

Martin Vegoda, Chair of Salaam Shalom: “We’ve been delighted to support Ben’s concept of workshops around a verbatim theatre performance.  Using Israeli and Palestinian voices telling their own story fits us perfectly.  Over the past 12 years Salaam Shalom has offered arts and media activities which enable people from different cultural backgrounds to learn more about each other and challenge their not always valid perceptions.”

“Semites” website is www.semites.one    To book at the Loco Klub, go to www.locobristol.com

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.

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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