WHAT'S COMING UP AT NOTTINGHAM PROGRESSIVE JEWISH CONGREGATION - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|Services at the Synagogue|
|April 28th||Sunday 12.30pm||(after Cheder) - Lag B'Omer, BBQ lunch and talk|
|May 3rd||Friday 6.30pm||Shabbat Shirim - followed by Kiddush for David and Gaby Leigh|
|May 4th||Saturday 11.00am||Shabbat Morning Service - David and Gaby Leigh Bar/Bat Mitzvot|
|May 10th||Friday 8.30pm||Erev Shabbat|
|May 11th||Saturday 11.00am||Torah Breakfast 9:45am - B'midbar|
Shabbat Morning Service
|May 14th||Tuesday 6.30pm||Erev Shavu'ot Service. Bring and share supper and talks.|
Service followed by Shavuot talk by Dan Clarke - 'Let there be light! From blue skies to rainbows, Shabbat Candles to Ner Tamid - Why is light so important in life and Judaism?'
|May 15th||Wednesday 11.00am||Shavu'ot Morning Service|
|May 17th||Friday 8.30pm||Erev Shabbat|
|May 18th||Saturday 11.00am||Shabbat Morning Service - Family Service|
|May 24th||Friday 8.30pm||Erev Shabbat|
|May 25th||Saturday 11.00am||Shabbat Morning Service|
|May 31st||Friday 6.30pm||Erev Shabbat|
|June 1st||Saturday 11.00am||Shabbat Morning Service|
|June 7th||Friday 8.30pm||Erev Shabbat|
|June 8th||Saturday 11.00am||Torah Breakfast |
Shabbat Morning Service
|June 14th||Friday 8.30pm||Erev Shabbat|
|June 15th||Saturday 11.00am||Shabbat Morning Service - Family Service|
|June 21st||Friday 8.30pm||Erev Shabbat|
|June 22nd||Saturday 11.00am||Shabbat Morning Service - Wendy Prestney Bat Miztvah|
Wendy Prestney and Karen Worth invite you to join in this celebration, of Wendy becoming Bat Mitzvah, with a Kiddush after the service
|June 28th||Friday 8.30pm||Erev Shabbat|
|June 29th||Saturday 11.00am||Shabbat Morning Service|
|Brunch with Rabbi||
An adult education course on Jewish tradition, ritual and philosophy.
Come along for a morning of study and learning, debate and discussion
A light brunch will be provided for a small fee of approx £3.00 to cover costs.
Please RSVP to Wendey Prestner for catering purposes
May 19th Shavu'ot Walk
Adult walkers meet at East Bridgford church at 11.00am.
Children and any of their family meet the adults about 1.15 after Cheder at the car park at Gunthorpe opposite Tom Browns.
If the weather is ok we can have a picnic lunch by the river and when we are all finished, tea at one of the cafes nearby.
The afternoon-walk a circular walk of 3 miles. The morning walk is 5 miles. The walk will finish about 3.30 where it started.
If you can bring cheesecake to share that would be great and please let Angela know.
|Sunday June 9th||LJ Day of Celebration
Every other year Liberal Judaism organises an innovative day conference to compliment and give a taste of our Biennial conference. This year's event promises a host of varied activities and study sessions, features a musical choral extravaganza with Kol Kinor and the inaugral LAFTA awards.
We want to bring together people of all ages to share ideas and celebrate the best of Liberal Judaism. It is an opportunity to study creatively, hear new music and share favourite tunes; make art together and hear from our Liberal Jewish rabbis and teachers, as well as a chance to share ideas with other communities about best practice and an opportunity to be inspired.
Choose a track (or mix & match) from Parenting, Study, Art & Music, or Community Sessions include: Pregnancy and Mythology, Mixed Faith Parenting, The Prophetic Roots of Liberal Judaism's Vision, Architecture of the Sanctuary, How Music can Create and Preserve Communities, Launching the Resource Bank, a Chance to Meet Other Liberal Judaism members as well as Congregational Chairs, Treasurers and Head Teachers.
In addition an enjoyable youth activity programme is planned as well as a qualified, staffed crèche.
Adults £20 under 18s & students £10 family ticket £40 Cost includes lunch, refreshments, crèche and full youth programme provision.
Book your place online: http://jewi.sh/doc2013or call The Montagu Centre on 020 7580 1663
Refreshments and Lunch provided
Subsidised Transport available through your Community.
If you would like to spend the weekend in Birmingham, including Shabbat services and a possible theatre trip, let us know when you book.
We're looking forward to seeing YOU at Liberal Judaism's Day of Celebration 2013.
What Can You Expect
Liberal Judaism's Mike Beral put together a fantastic video from the day of Celebration in 2011 that captures the spirit and essence of the hugely successful day. Workshops, discussions, dance sessions, film showings, LJY-Netzer and so much more can be seen, so if you missed out on the day, or just want to relive some of the great highlights
BIKE TO BRUM – DAY OF CELEBRATION CHALLENGEIf you want to choose a healthier mode of transport, which is also better for the environment, why not join Rabbi Aaron Goldstein on his bike ride to Birmingham. 'Bike to Brum' starts at 1pm from Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue on Saturday 8th June. There will be an overnight stay somewhere near Warwick and you will arrive in time for Liberal Judaism's Day of Celebration at 10am on the Sunday 9th June - where you will be suitably rewarded and cheered for your efforts. By pure coincidence this coincides with World Jewish Relief's challenge event 'Nightrider' So help raise money for great cause whilst at the same time improving your fitness and being kinder to the environment.
7pm, at NPJ
|Reel Israel Film Night||
Film night comprises of home made (Tali Levy extraordinaire) felafel and the trimmings, an Israeli film called 'Late Marriage' with a brief intro, followed by discussion in between mouthfuls of pudding. Everyone welcome. There will be rugs with cushions to get comfy, middle-eastern style, so you are welcome to bring your bean bags, big cushions and other.
Please RSVP - join us on facebook The Reel Israel Film Night Nottingham - or risk there not being enough felafel to go around (a tragedy before the drama starts)
Film details (extract from UK Jewish Film Festival):
An acutely observed gem of a movie. Family tyranny and tradition frame this complex drama which is both heart rending and humorous. The film is set in an immigrant community where a man over 30 who is not married or begun to produce children, threatens to disgrace his family. Zaza (Lior Ashkenazi - Walk on Water, Eli & Ben) is an eligible bachelor whose family are determined to see him married to a young virgin according to their Georgian (former USSR) Jewish traditions.
However unknown to his family, Zaza has already met the love of his life, although fiery Morrocan beauty Judith (Ronit Elkabetz - The Band's Visit, Jaffa) is a divorcee with a six-year-old daughter. At the core of the film Koshashvili directs an erotic bedroom scene, with Zaza and Judith, which remains unrivalled in international cinema. The passion of their sexual chemistry is mirrored throughout the film by the extreme ties of parental intrusion into his affairs.
|May 22nd |
|Friends of Cheder Pamper Evening||
NPJC - PAMPER NIGHT
Offering holistic and beauty treatments
Open to all - please invite your friends to come along (prebooking for treatments essential)
TREATMENTS (£10 for each 25 minute treatment)
including sports massage, Indian head massage, reiki, reflexology, massage, bamboo massage, shiatsu, acupressure, facials, hand foot massage, chinese cupping, file and polish with hand massage, hand shoulder and neck massage, holistic chinese medicine theory, head shoulder neck massage, EFT (acupressure without needles) all £10 for 25 minute treatment.
TAI CHI SESSION - to start the evening
VISUALISATION EXERCISE - to close
Please feel free to come for the whole evening and relax!
We are fundraising for Cheder so please call Jodie Cook to book your treatment(s) or through NPJC facebook page.
|July 12th to 14th||NPJC Shabbaton||
YHA National Forest, Moira, Derbyshire
Register now!! Don't delay!
You can look forward to an exciting weekend of fun services, study sessions, social time, children's programme and countryside walks! Comfortable accommodation, good food, great company, lovely environment. ... What a great way to start the summer!
£120 per adult (children coming with family go free)
£80 unaccompanied teenagers
Any queries please contact Wendy Prestney
Please send registration form and payment by May 12th.
At: YHA National Forest, Moira, Derbyshire (Between Ashby de la Zouch and Swadlincote)
This eco-friendly facility offers purpose built en-suite accommodation which should suit a range of accessibility, comfort and family needs.
Programme: You can look forward to an exciting weekend of fun services, study sessions, social time, children's programme and countryside walks!
Food: The weekend will be fully catered (Friday evening meal to Sunday midday meal) - special food needs will be catered for and information about this will be sought later.
|November 17th||Congregational Day||Details to be announced|
News of Members
The NPJC Yearbook has now been printed and posted out. A decision was made that they would be sent just to members who have paid or are paying their 2012 membership fees. You should receive the Yearbook in the next day or so, if you don't you might want to check whether you have set up payment for your fees. Contact Brian Samuels about payment of your membership fees. Otherwise contact Wendy Prestney about receiving your yearbook.
For the first time in nearly 3 years we had to cancel the game recently due to lack of numbers... but we are definitely back now so please ensure we have a healthy turnout. New players welcome!
Thank you to all those who have supported the 100 club over the past year and congratulations those who have won something. It is now time for this year's subscriptions and in addition to asking those who have supported this in the last year to renew their subscription, I would like to invite other members to join as well. The tickets cost £25 each for one number and you may take as many as you would like on behalf of yourself, your family members or anyone you choose! There are 12 draws /year each of £50 and a bonus £100 draw at the AGM. It is agreat way to support your synagogue and maybe win something.
The Gerta and Allan Rank Educational Trust
Grants under the Gerta and Allan Rank Trust are available to students from or studying in Nottingham who may need some financial assistance to continue their studies. Any person involved in higher education who would appreciate such assistance is invited to contact the Trustees in the strictest confidence as soon as possible.
Mummy and me
A morning of fun for you and your baby - Monday mornings, 10.30am - 12.00pm. For more information contact Brocha, or email Info.
World Jewish Relief Newsletter
WJR is appealing for good quality and clean warm clothing, blankets, children's clothes and toys, packed it neatly. Email Information Request for details. Bags of clothing are NOT acceptable. WJR also accept expired coins and bank notes of ALL CURRENCIES, so old French Francs, Deutsch marks etc can be recycled. They have a way of converting them into valuable money.
Exciting news! We launched a reception class in our Cheder!
Hosts for School Visits to our Shul - If you can spare an occasional morning or afternoon during the week in school term-time to host visits of school children to our shul then Norman Randall would like to hear from you. Full training will be given, supporting resources are provided and you will shadow an experienced Host before you go solo. Please contact Norman Randall.
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