Holocaust Memorial Day Monday

75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Monday 27 January 2020
1:30pm-4:45pm
City Hall, Bristol

Full wheelchair access, Loop and BSL interpreters

Remembering the victims and survivors of Nazi persecution and the Holocaust, and genocide in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Speakers include Holocaust educator Dame Helen Hyde, Holocaust survivor Annick Lever and Lord Mayor Jos Clark.

For more information on the event please download the leaflet here.

Jewish West pre-Channukah Party

Join Jewish West for our pre-Chanukah party!
Thursday December 19th
The Khan

The Jewish West team are putting on a Chanukah extravaganza at Falafel King’s “The Khan” – featuring a live acoustic set from Seb Hawley with more entertainment TBC.

There’ll be latkes, sufganiyot, dreidels, gelt and games for all ages!

From 7.30pm at Falafel King‘s “The Khan”
6 Cotham Hill
Bristol BS6 6LF

All welcome!

Community Shabbaton: Friday 14 – Saturday 15 February 2020

Date for your Diary  

Friday 14 – Saturday 15 February 2020
Shabbaton
Guest Speaker: Elkan Levy

A Shabbaton weekend will be organised by members of the Pinner United Synagogue.

There will be a Friday night service and meal, and a meal following the Shabbat Morning service. The Pinner Community will provide EVERYTHING that is needed for weekend.

There will be meat, vegetarian and vegan options for all the meals and of course, all of this has been checked with Council and Rabbi Mendy.

The cost to attend will be approximately £15 per meal. This will be confirmed nearer the time.

Pinner already have 40 people interested, so if you are keen to attend either or both events, please contact Eve Gordon on ‭07768 770550‬ as soon as possible as we need to know the numbers who will be attending.

Elkan Levy, a solicitor and lecturer, made Aliyah in 2011. Educated in London, Israel, and New York, he is well known in British Jewry and held a number of communal offices including President of the United Synagogue and Minister for Small Communities. He is fascinated by history, Freemasonry, and railways.

Everyone is welcome!

More details to follow nearer the time.

Cheder in the Woods

CHEDER IN THE WOODS
Sunday, September 15th
Leigh Woods

We are very excited about our forthcoming Cheder in the Woods, happening THIS SUNDAY 15 September.

Please join us in Leigh Woods, from 10.30am, for a delicious, fun-packed, educational, and musical cheder themed around Rosh Hashanah   This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet new families and celebrate the beauty of nature and our growing community.

All details and information can be downloaded here.

For more information, email jess@studiobaum or daren.gordon@sky.com

Lights, Camera, Lokshen! 3-part film night at Park Row Synagogue Part II

NEXT Wednesday June 26 is our second…

Lights, Camera, Lokshen!
3-part film night at Park Row Synagogue

Second in our series is:
The Band’s Visit
Wednesday 26th June
7.00-9.30pm

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

Our second showing this week will be The Band’s Visit, award winning comedy from Eran Kolirin.

There will be an introduction from Simon Weintroub, Deputy Head of Creative Arts at Wiltshire College.
Wednesday 26th June. 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.

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.

How Can We Use Education to Combat the Rise of Anti-Semitism?

Tue 23 April 2019
18:30-19:30

Against a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, both here and across Europe, what role does Holocaust education have to play in combatting both and what are the broader challenges for those in the sector, as they battle more than just restricted classroom timetables and ignorance?

Contemporary anti-Semitism has led to a resurgence of traditional anti-Semitic imageries and language, fuelled by new forms of instant media and reaching ever-growing audiences. Karen Pollock, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, asks why the lessons learnt from the horrors of the Holocaust have not been given more credence and wider recognition, and what are the tests facing those trying to use education to combat antisemitism today?

This event is also part of the Festival of Ideas annual Coleridge Series, inspired by Coleridge’s wide-ranging and radical lectures in Bristol in the 1790s.

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.