Woman rabbi for Masorti?

By Robyn Rosen, February 18, 2010

New North London Synagogue could appoint Masorti's first woman rabbi as it is inviting applications from both sexes for the post of assistant minister.

The Finchley shul aims to have the new recruit in place before the High Holy-Days. He or she will work with teens and young adults - who make up 30 per cent of the 2,750 members - and will share pastoral duties with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.


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Synagogue hosts Bafta party

By Jay Grenby, February 11, 2010

New North London Synagogue held its own Bafta party to raise funds towards its £4 million shul building.

Nearly 200 members and friends of the Masorti congregation enjoyed a conversation between writer, director and producer Sir Alan Parker and veteran film critic Barry Norman at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Piccadilly.

With credits as diverse as Midnight Express and Bugsy Malone, Sir Alan had a store of anecdotes to draw upon.


Kaddish Dropped after complaints

January 28, 2010

A WOMAN rabbi is distraught that an invitation to recite kaddish at the City Hall ceremony was withdrawn after complaints from “observant Jews”.

Rabbi Miriam Berger of Finchley Reform Synagogue was “honoured” to have been approached by Boris Johnson’s office. “But a few weeks ago I got a call asking to do a reading instead. They said pressure had been put on them not to allow kaddish by a woman.


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Eruv snow damage repaired for Shabbat

By Jessica Elgot, January 8, 2010

The North West London eruv has been repaired and is in use for Shabbat, the website has reported.

But the eruv wire on Wildwood Road, Barnet has had to be repositioned and as a result the pavement on the southern side next to Sandy Heath is now outside the Eruv.

Rabbis have warned that the eruv could still be damaged if further heavy snow or bad weather damages it further during the course of Shabbat.

Earlier this week the eruv was "breached" due to the inclement weather and emergency repair work had to be done.


Snow causes chaos for Eruv

By James Martin, January 7, 2010

The North West London Eruv has been "breached" due to the inclement weather.

Orthodox members, who are allowed to carry certain items within a marked area during Shabbat, are being told: "not to assume the eruv will be up" this weekend

People who normally carry certain items such house keys, prayer books and handkerchiefs within a strictly enclosed area, will not be able to carry anything.


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