The Berkshire Community Cheder is growing! We are very excited to now host a new class for children aged between 3 and 6 years old. This is the perfect moment to enrol your younger child so that they don’t miss out. Let us help your child to get the most of his/her Jewish identity. http://www.jcob.org/cheder.html
JCoB invites you to a special Shabbat afternoon of songs, stories (and a little bit of food) on Saturday 5 December. Minchah 3:00pm followed by Seudah Shlishit andhavdallah (at around 5:00pm). Bring your own song or story to share or just come, listen, and enjoy. If you would like to sponsor this or a similar event, pleasecontact Rebbetzin Shira.
Rabbi Zvi invites you to join our friends at the sixth annual Interfaith Chanukah Candle Lighting. Mayor’s parlour (New Civic Offices at Bridge Street) at 7pm on Monday 7th December. (Apologies for the schedule clash with Ashley Blaker as this was the only slot available.)
Reading Jewish Society and JCoB invites students to a Salt beef mulled wine and latkes evening at the Rabbi’s house. Saturday 12 December from 7:00pm. RSVP toRebbetzin Shira.
Don’t miss the 8th annual Berkshire Family Chanukah Party. Sunday 13 December, 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Chanukah crafts followed by food, dreidel spinning, and other fun. Note: venue is JCoB Central this year. Suggested donation £5 / person. (This event is heavily subsidised.) Please let Rebbetzin Shira know if you wish to attend or can volunteer. http://www.jcob.org/chanukah-party-13-december.html
Enjoy the warmth and good food of a Shabbat evening at JCoB Central. Our next Oneg Shabbat will be on Friday evening 18 December at JCoB Central. Come early to light candles at 3:41pm or arrive later for Kaballat Shabbat at 6:00pm followed by dinner. RSVP Rebbetzin Shira. As with all JCoB meals, students eat for free!
Our next Saturday morning service will be on 19th December. Kiddush sponsored by Paul and Evelyn Grabinar for Paul’s bar mitzvah anniversary. As usual, lunch is available for a £5 donation (or free for students).
Ashley Blaker, the UK’s only charedi stand-up comedian, is coming to Reading. Monday 7 December, 7:30pm at Reading Hebrew Congregation (Goldsmid Rd). For tickets and more information, go to https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/ashley-blaker-reading.
The Berkshire Women’s Rosh Chodesh group will be meeting again at 8pm on 14 December. Maddy G will share the movie The Green Man about the son of the Hamas Leader. For more information, please contact Rebbetzin Shira.
Thanks to a generous donation, there is currently no charge for children, students or low income adults attending meals at JCoB Central.
For working adults, standard donations are: Dinners £15 Fancy lunches £10. Light lunches £5.
We welcome your sponsorship so that we can continue to offer hospitality.
KOSHER FOOD NEWS
JustKosher.com will deliver to Reading on Sundays 6 and 20 December. Let Rebbetzin Shira know if you require any items or for inquiries about the Rebbetzin’s doughnuts. Chanukah supplies (candles, menorahs, latkes, doughnuts) are available from JustKosher this week.
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