Masorti

NNLS proves there is such a thing as a free lunchtime concert

By Charlotte Oliver, October 28, 2013

New North London Synagogue (NNLS) echoed with the sound of Chopin as it launched its first in a series of free lunchtime concerts.

The project, known as Intermezzo, kicked off with performances by cellist Rebecca Herman and pianist Peter Foggit who played for just under an hour in the synagogue’s beit knesset.

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Leaders back campaign to end all-male panels

By Sandy Rashty, September 13, 2013

Senior figures are backing a move to put an end to communal discussion panels that feature only male speakers.

More than 50 decision-makers, from synagogues, charities and political lobby groups, have signed up to a campaign being run by Women in Jewish Leadership (WJL).

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Cantor takes festival bow

By Simon Rocker, September 9, 2013

New London Synagogue chazan Jason Green makes his High Holy Day debut for the Masorti congregation this week.

The 37-year-old cantor, who previously served the Rodeph Sholom Synagogue in Bridgeport, Connecticut, will combine his singing duties with the role of community director.

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Warm response to new chief Mirvis from Progressives

By Simon Rocker, September 3, 2013

The new Chief Rabbi entered office on Sunday on a wave of cross-communal goodwill that augured well for co-operation across the religious streams.

Progressive leaders responded warmly to the Orthodox leader’s inaugural address, which emphasised unity and interfaith harmony.

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Three shuls support plan for pluralist community

By Jay Grenby, July 22, 2013

Liberal, Masorti and Reform congregations in north-west London have overwhelmingly backed plans to create a pluralist community.

The May 2012 accord between the Middlesex New (Reform), Hatch End Masorti and Harrow and Wembley Progressive Synagogues was supported at special general meetings held by the three shuls last week. These followed an extensive consultation process.

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New Cambridge Union president leans on Masorti experience

By Anna Sheinman, May 2, 2013

The new president of the prestigious Cambridge Union debating society is trying to decide what will be harder: a term as Union president, or being the head of a Noam camp for the first time this summer.

“Probably Union president,” decides Joel Fenster. “I’ve only been at Cambridge two years — at Noam I feel like everyone gets 10 years of training to be a rosh (leader).”

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Masorti is getting big on learning

By Zoe Winograd, February 18, 2013

Yom Masorti, the Masorti movement’s annual educational and cultural day, attracted nearly 250 people to Finchley’s New North London Synagogue on Sunday, double last year’s turnout.

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World awaits award star

January 21, 2013

New North London Synagogue member Gillian Caplin received world Masorti’s Service To The Nation award at a New York ceremony for her help in developing European Masorti communities.

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More play at St Albans Masorti

January 21, 2013

The St Albans Masorti congregation is hosting a playgroup open to the wider community in its shul premises.

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Double vision delights Masorti dinner crowd

December 10, 2012

Masorti’s vision for the next 10 years was outlined to a record 200 guests at the movement’s annual dinner at the New North London Synagogue, Finchley, on Sunday.

“We aim to double our membership, bringing the amount of individuals in the Masorti family to 15,000,” chief executive Matt Plen told them. “We also hope to establish new synagogues in key demographic areas.”

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