News from Yeshurun

We are a orthodox congregation in Central Edgware, UK, welcoming Jews of all orthodox observance levels.

Constituent of the Federation of Synagogues in the UK.

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9th November – Kristallnacht 80th Anniversary

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or ‘Night of the Broken Glass’. On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis destroyed hundreds of shuls and thousands of Jewish businesses.

Many shuls are leaving a light on overnight on Shabbat, November 9-10, 2018 to commemorate the tragedy. You may like to do so at home, too.

8th December – Chanukah Melave Malka

Two course Met Su Yan catered celebratory meal followed by entertainment from Avi Liberman.

8:30pm, 8th December




Justice – The Moral Maze

Compelled organ donation, driver-less cars, terrorism & torture, privacy & snooping, competition & monopolies – and other contemporary dilemmas that we encounter. Philosophers, politicians & pundits all bombard us with their views – but what does the Torah have to say?

A three-part series, delivered by Rabbis D Rowe, D Roberts and YB Leiberman. 6th, 13th & 20th November at 8:30 pm.


9th November – Communal Friday Night

Communal Friday night dinner. with guest speaker Edwin Shuker,

4:05pm – Mincha followed by Kabalat Shabbat & Ma’ariv 5:15pm – Kiddush and dinner.

Edwin Shuker is an Iraqi-Jewish business person and philanthropist. Born in Baghdad to a dwindling community that has been living continuously in that region since 586 bc .Edwin works to preserve Jewish shrines and sites to keep the link between Iraq and its displaced Jewish community.

Edwin is Vice President of the European Jewish Congress and a member of the Executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

An international activist and public speaker on the Middle East and in particular the subject of Jews from Arab countries, particularly his native Iraq. Edwin has engaged in and supported many projects promoting human rights and freedom in the Middle East.


Rosh Hashanah Greetings

We hope that you you would like to share Rosh Hashanah greetings with the rest of the community. If so please submit your greeting message below, which will be shared with the Yeshurun community before Rosh Hashanah.

Greeting Type Personal Greeting £10.00 GBPBusiness Greeting £50.00 GBP Sender(s) Message

Sunday 8th July – British Museum Tour

On Sunday 8th July there will be a tour of the British Museum in preparation for the 3 weeks, to gain a deeper and more meaningful perspective on the three weeks.

Travel back in time through the British Museum with Mrs Shoshana Tugendhaft, to experience the four very different cultures that first subdued and then attempted to absorb the eternal people. Surround yourself with artefacts hailing from a glorious past and imagine the long journey of our people through Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome.

Tickets can be booked at

Shabbat 23rd June – Lunch Nshei Chayil

To honour the Nshei Chayil, Renee Preston and Stacey Taylor we will be holding a special celebratory communal luncheon Shabbat 23rd June. Presentations will be made to the Nshei Chayil will be made during the meal. Tickets for the lunch can be ordered at


Yeshurun will be having a Tikun Leil program on the first night of Yom Tov, followed by a an early Shacharit. In addition there will be a ladies shiur on the first day.

First Night, 19th May 8:30 pm Mincha 9:00 pm Guest Speaker: Rabbi Daniel Beider 12:00 am Tikun Leil Shavuos with Seth Belson, Rabbi Alan Lewis, Rabbi Benji Landau and Guest Speaker Rabbi Daniel Beider Rabbi Daniel Beider: After attending Hasmonean, Daniel studied at Kol Torah Yeshiva in Israel. He went on to read law at Cambridge University. Upon graduating, he embarked upon an eight-year stint as investment banker. Daniel and his family moved to Israel, where, for the last 12 years, he has become a popular educator and speaks regularly on a wide range of topics, alongside his business ventures. 3:20 am Early Shacharit First Day, 20th May 9:15 Shacharit – main service 9:30 YAM 10:45 Children’s service (approximately) 5:00 Ladies Tikun with afternoon tea, “Rabbi and Student; the relationship” 8:45 Minchah, followed by short shiur 9:15 Maariv Second Day, 21st May 9:15 Shacharit – main service 9:30 YAM 10:45 Children’s service (approximately) 10:45 Yizkor (approximately) 8:50 Minchah 10:02 Maariv



Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 8.30pm – Edmonton Cemetery: A History

Following the successful launch of the Federation’s history of Edmonton Cemetery, join Rebbetzin Aviva Landau as she presents exclusive, unpublished material from the Federation archives and tells the tales of the legendary cemetery.

The rabbi who sang the national anthem for the queen, the Chief Rabbi appointment that was not meant to be, the unusual legacy of a childless couple, the lone Canadian World War One soldier and the orator whose vast audiences required police control … all of these stories and more lie between the quaint rows of Edmonton Cemetery.

Pesach: Timetable, Sale of Chamtez & Hagalat Kelim

Key dates / activities as we prepare for Pesach below, together with forms for sale of Chametz, Pesach timetable and Pesach guide.

Sunday 25th March 2:00pm – 6:00pm Hagalat Kelim Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th 7:45pm – 9:00 pm Sale of Chametz Thursday 29th March after 8:15pm Search for Chametz Friday 30th March 10:22am Finish eating Chametz Friday 30th March 11:43am Chametz to be burnt by

Forms for sale of Chametz

Pesach Guide 5778

Pesach Times 5778