Latest TV featured the Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, event at Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue.
Latest TV interview ahead of the Are you Jewish or Jew-ish event held at the Synagogue in October 2018.
Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue
6 Lansdowne Road, BN3 1FF
8 December 2018
10:00 AM Coffee, tea and biscuits
10:30 AM Shabbat Chanukkah Service
12:30 PM Kiddush, Chavurah (shared) lunch and LATKES!
1:30 to 3:00 PM
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME OF CHANUKKAH FUN!
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: DR TONY KLUG*
IS THERE A PLAUSIBLE ALTERNATIVE
TO THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION?
3 PM to 3:30 PM Coffee, tea and DOUGHNUTS!
3:30 to 4:30 PM Havdalah, Chanukkah candle-lighting and Songs
*Dr Tony Klug is a Special Advisor on the Middle East to the Oxford Research Group and a Consultant to the Palestine Strategy Group and the Israel Strategic Forum. He has written extensively about Israeli-Palestinian issues since the early 1970s when he first proposed the two-state idea. His doctoral thesis, written after spending prolonged periods in the 1970s travelling through Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, interviewing scores of people at every level, was on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank between the wars of 1967 and 1973. He has also written four Fabian pamphlets: ‘Middle East conflict: a tale of two peoples’ (1973), the first publication in the UK to call for two states; ‘Middle East impasse: the only way out’ (1977); ‘How peace broke out in the Middle East: a short history of the future’ (2007); ‘Visions of the Endgame: a strategy to bring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict swiftly to an end’ (2009).Tony worked for many years as a senior official at Amnesty International, where he headed the International Development programme. In the distant past, he was President of the University of Birmingham Students’ Union and Deputy President of the NUS, where he had the principal responsibility for international affairs. Tony has a close affinity with both peoples and is currently writing a book on his 50 years of engagement with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
ACCESS TO CLASSICAL HEBREW with Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah, Shabbat afternoons, 1 to 2 PM
Are you interested in being able to read and understand the Hebrew Bible or the prayer book? This class is open to students of all levels – from total beginners to those wishing to study classical Hebrew grammar and/or prepare a Torah reading. Students work on their own or in chavruta (pairs), with input and support from Rabbi Elli.
To join the class, please contact the synagogue: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPLORING JUDAISM is OPEN TO ALL those who wish to broaden and deepen their Jewish knowledge.
The curriculum draws on Jewish texts (e.g. Torah, TaNaKH, Mishnah, Talmud, Siddur & Machzor) and includes an exploration of the differences between Liberal Judaism and other Jewish denominations. The course includes the festivals and commemorative days as they come up (the date of the eve of each festival is indicated in bold).
Classes are held on Shabbat from 2.15-3.45pm, after the Access to Hebrew class (1-2pm)
UNIT 1: AUTUMN FESTIVALS
1. 01.09.18 Elul & S’lichot (S’lichot: 01.09)
2. 08.09 Rosh Ha-Shanah (Erev Rosh Ha-Shanah: 09.09)
3. 15.09 Yom Kippur (Erev Yom Kippur: 18.09)
4. 22.09 Sukkot (Erev Sukkot: 23.09)
5. 29.09 Simchat Torah (Erev Simchat Torah: 30.09)
UNIT 2: JEWISH TEACHINGS
6. 06.10 God
7. 13.10 What is Judaism? PLEASE NOTE TIME: 1.00-2.30 (Access to Hebrew: 2.45-3.45)
PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASSES ON 20 & 27.10
8. 03.11 Torah I
9. 10.11 IN PLACE OF CLASSES: 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF KRISTALLNACHT PROGRAMME
10. 17.11 Torah II
11. 24.11 Israel: People, Covenant & Land
12. 01.12 Chanukkah (1st Chanukkah candle: 02.12)
13. 08.12 IN PLACE OF CLASSES: CHANUKKAH SHABBATON WITH GUEST SPEAKER
14. 15.12 What is Liberal Judaism?
PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASSES on 22.12, 29.12, & 05.01.18
UNIT 3: DOING JUDAISM
15. 12.01.19 Tz’dakah & G’milut Chasadim
16. 19.01 IN PLACE OF CLASSES: TU BISHVAT SEDER, 1-2.30 (Erev Tu Bishvat: 20.01)
17. 26.01 Finding your way through the Siddur
18. 02.02 Finding your way through the Chumash
19. 09.02 Kippah, Tallit & T’fillin
20. 16.02 M’zuzah, Kashrut & Jewish Particularity
UNIT 4: THE CALENDAR
21. 23.02 The Calendar & the cycle of the months
PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASSES ON 02.03
22. 09.03 Shabbat I: In the Torah & the Halakhah (Jewish Law)
23. 16.03 Purim (Erev Purim: 20.03)
24. 23.03 Shabbat II: Liturgy and rituals
25. 30.03 Shabbat III: Towards a Liberal Jewish approach to ‘keeping Shabbat’
26. 06.04 Pesach I: Pesach in the Torah (Erev Pesach & Seder: 19.04)
27. 13.04 Pesach II: The Haggadah & the Seder
28. 20.04 Omer Period I & Yom Ha-Sho’ah (Erev Yom Ha-Sho’ah: 01.05)
29. 27.04 Omer Period II: Yom Ha-Atzma’ut & Lag Ba-Omer (Erev Yom Ha-Atzma’ut: 08.05)
PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASSES ON 04.05
UNIT 5: FROM LIFE TO DEATH
30. 11.05 Birth
31. 18.05 Bar/Bat/B’ Mitzvah & Kabbalat Torah
32. 25.05 Kiddushin: Marriage
33. 01.06 Shavuot
34. 08.06 IN PLACE OF CLASSES: ALL-NIGHT SHAVUOT STUDY MARATHON (Eve 08 – Morn 09)
35. 15.06 Divorce
36. 22.06 Death & Mourning
37. 29.06 Choosing Judaism & Mixed Faith Partnerships and Families
UNIT 6: JEWISH HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY
38. 06.07 Jewish History & Geography I
39. 13.07 Jewish History & Geography II
40. 20.07 Tishah B’Av & Jewish Memory END OF YEAR (Erev Tishah B’Av: 10.08)
Friday 9 November – Members and friends of BHPS only.
SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER – OPEN TO ALL
The Jewish community of Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue will mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht at a special commemorative event open to the general public on Saturday 10th November starting from 10.30am and continuing throughout the day.
10.00 AM – 10.30 AM
Coffee, tea and biscuits
10.30 AM -12.30 PM
Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Elli with commemoration of Kristallnacht also with participation of BeitHaChidush Congregation, Amsterdam.
12.30 – 1.30
Kiddush and Chavurah lunch.
1.30 – 2.00
Margarete Mendelsohn and eyewitness of Kristallnacht will be speaking & reading from her book.
2.00 – 2.15
Screening of a 15-minute documentary on Kristallnacht with eye-witness accounts.
4.15 – 4.45
4.45 – 5.00
NB: No admission on the door to non members of BHPS without prior registration on Eventbrite and accompanying photo ID.
Open Day Saturday 13th October 10.30am – 15.45pm
Register in advance by booking on Eventbrite. Please bring your ticket and some photo ID with you on the day.
FESTIVAL OF SHAVUOT ALL-NIGHT CHEESE-CAKE & STUDY MARATHON
Led by Rabbi Elli
In aid of THOUSAND 4£1000 – A local charity that houses Refugees
When: Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th May 2018
Where: BHPS, 6 Lansdowne Road, BN3 1FF
Start: 9 PM (last entry: 10 PM)
Finish: 5 AM on the beach opp. Lansdowne Place
(Erev – Evening – Service, 8 PM, Shacharit – Morning – Service, 5 AM)
ALL-NIGHT CHEESE-CAKE, COFFEE AND SANDWICHES!
PRECEDED BY RAINBOW PILGRIMS POP-UP EXHIBITION ON LGBTQI REFUGEES & MIGRANTS, 6-8 PM (PLEASE BOOK THROUGH EVENTBRITE)
PLACES LIMITED! To book & for Sponsorship Form contact:
email@example.com 01273 737223
8 PM Erev (Evening) Shavuot service
9 PM All-night Study Marathon on the theme of Refugees in aid of Thousand 4£1000 begins, with the opening sessions led by guest speakers:
9-10 PM Presentation by Shaan Knan, Coordinator of the Rainbow Pilgrims project, including a short film about the project
10-11 PM Presentation by Mahmut Gunaydin, Director of the Turkish-Muslim ‘Dialogue Society’
11 PM-Midnight Panel of speakers from local Refugees charities, including Thousand 4 £1000, Sanctuary on Sea, Brighton Migrant Solidarity, Migrant English Project and LG Migrant Solidarity
Midnight-1AM Dr Gerhard Wolf, Senior Lecturer in History, Sussex University, on the German Jewish refugee experience
During the night, in addition to studying texts surveying the Jewish experience of migration and flight, engaging in creative activities related to the theme of refugees, and pausing for a period of Mindfulness Meditation, we will also be screening two films: ‘Nina’s Children’ by Nina Grunfeld about what happened to a group of Viennese Jewish children who went to a Summer Camp in Oslo in 1938, and ‘We Ask Not What Thou Art’ by Kevin Reynolds about the Space For All Estate Agency Art Project
5 AM Shavuot Shacharit (Morning) service on the beach.
Participants will be free to leave at any time during the night.
For security reasons, no one will be able to enter the shul after 10 PM.
If you would like to volunteer to help organise the event, please email Rabbi Elli: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to participate in the Study Marathon, please email the shul office
for a Sponsorship Form: email@example.com