Entebbe Raid: A talk by Commando Major Rami Sherman

Entebbe Raid Commando, Major Rami Sherman to speak in Bristol, 10th of May at Park Row Synagogue.

Marking 40 years from the Raid on Entebbe, we are excited to welcome Major Rami Sherman to speak in Bristol!
Hosted by the Park Row Synagogue and supported by the Chief Rabbi’s Centre for Community Excellence.

Major Rami Sherman from the IDF Elite Commando Unit will tell the miraculous story of the hijacking, battle for and rescue of Air France flight 139 from Entebbe, Uganda in 1976 and its relevant message to us in 2017.


10th of May, 7:00 pm @ Park Row Synagogue
Admissions: £5 at the door. Students free.
Light Refreshments will be served.

Due to the nature of this event we are required to have a list of the attendees in advance.
If you are interested in attending please enter your name and email address at the website below:




About the Talk
Mutual Responsibility is part of the Jewish People’s DNA.
During the lecture which will mark 40 years from the Entebbe Operation (“Operation Yonathan”) Rami will speak about:

• The preparations incurred by the hijacking of the Air France flight and its deviation to Uganda
• The battle that took place at the Entebbe air field to rescue the hostages
• The death of Yoni Netanyahu R.I.P
• Rami’s part in leading the hostages to the Hercules planes and to freedom
• Rami’s personal “March of the Living”, as the son of a Holocaust survivor and Jew rescuer and liberator
• The connection between that historic event to Israel’s present day reality

About Major Rami Sherman
Rami Sherman grew up on kibbutz Lehavot Habashan in the north of Israel and was educated by the kibbutz movement educational system. During his army service, he served in the IDF’s Navy Seal unit from which he was honorably discharged with the rank of Major. In 1976, during the “Entebbe Operation”, Rami served as Yoni Netanyahu’s Operations Officer.

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.


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

2017 High Holidays Timetable

Sun 2 Oct 18:27


Candle lighting for 1st day Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana evening service

Mon 3 Oct 09:00


1st day Rosh Hashana Morning Service

Candle lighting for 2nd Day Rosh Hashana

Tue 4 Oct 09:00


2nd day Rosh Hashana Morning Service

End of Rosh Hashana

Wed 5 Oct 05:34


Fast of Gedaliah starts

Fast ends

Fri 7 Oct 18:16 Shabbat Shuva – Candle Lighting
Sat 8 Oct 10:00


Morning Service

Shabbat ends

Tue 11 Oct 18:07 Candle lighting for Yom Kippur, Fast begins & Kol Nidre Evening Service
Wed 12 Oct 10:00



Yom Kippur Morning Service

(approx) – Yizkor

Fast ends

Fri 14 Oct 18:00 Candle Lighting
Sat 15 Oct 10:00


Morning Service

Shabbat ends

Sun 16 Oct 17:56 Candle lighting for 1st Day Succot
Mon 17 Oct 10:00


1st Day Succot Morning Service

Candle lighting for 2nd Day Succot (after this time)

Tue 18 Oct 10:00


2nd Day Succot Morning Service

Second Day ends

Fri 21 Oct 17:46 Candle Lighting
Sat 22 Oct 10:00


Morning Service

Shabbat ends

Sun 23 Oct 17:42 Candle lighting for Shemini Atzeret
Mon 24 Oct 10:00




Shemini Atzeret Morning Service

(approx) – Yizkor

Evening Service for Simchat Torah & Hakafot

Candle lighting for Simchat Torah (after this time)

Tue 25 Oct 10:00


Simchat Torah Morning Service & Hakafot

Simchat Torah ends

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.

Jeremia Talk

Tuesday June 28th

Join us this Tuesday for Rabbi Mark Daniels’ talk about Jeremiah who was one of Judaism’s major prophets.

Jeremiah fearlessly castigated the people of Judea for their idolotrous ways and warned them of the consequences by way of divine punishment. His prophecy proved correct when not long after, the Babylonians invaded and destroyed Solomon’s Temple. Jeremiah was attacked and abused for his warnings but he held to his prophetic message fearlessly.


Image Rembrandt van RijnJeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, c. 1630 from Wikipedia

Shared Spaces Arts Festival 2016

Salaam Shalom is delighted to announce the launch of
Shared Spaces Festival
19th May- 3rd July 2016 across the city of Bristol.

Our unique programme of visual art, performance and interaction, centres around an extraordinary exhibition of contemporary art by British Muslim and Jewish Artists. The exhibition itself is the 3rd of June to the 3rd of July 2016 but the accompanying programme of creative events and workshops kicks off from the 19th of May!

We hope you will be able to join us over the next couple of months… Highlights include the Live Night, with eight Muslim and Jewish award winning spoken-word artists, poets and musicians from Bristol and beyond. And the launch evening of Shared Spaces Art Exhibition, bringing together the works of 13 Muslim and Jewish British Artists, including a very special Muslim-Jewish collaboration especially for Shared Spaces.

If we’ve captured your interest, please take a look at the programme visit www.sharedspacesfestival.co.uk Made possible thanks to funding from the Arts Council.

FREE Exhibition: 
Shared Spaces Muslim and Jewish contemporary British Art Exhibition.

FREE Exhibition:
(Re)collecting Muslim and Jewish Bristol in the Archives Exhibition

FREE Pre-Show Talk:
‘The World of Marc Chagall’ (Bristol Old Vic)

FREE Ladies Henna Event

FREE Dialogue Feast

Film Screenings and talks:
Lawrence of Arabia and Theeb (Bristol Festival of Ideas)

Film screening of ‘Arranged’ and ‘Shoah’ (Watershed)

FREE Creative Workshops for adults, children and young people

FREE Mapping Muslim and Jewish Bristol -Tell Your Stories

Bristol Festival of Ideas Talk ‘Free Speech’

Please help us promote this festival!

If you can show your support for this project through a donation, it would be gratefully received. https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/donation/to/10247


Salaam Shalom

Registered Charity # 1121252

The Philosophy of Prayer

The Philosophy of Prayer
16th May

Tonight Rabbi Daniels will be discussing different philosophies and approaches to judaic prayer, ranging from the Chassidic to the Halakhic approach.

All welcome!


Image from http://www.artic.edu:
The Praying Jew
Signed, l.r.: “MArc / ChAgAll”
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris