Happy birthday and best wishes for continued good health to Sheila Levy who recently turned 80.
Mazal tov to Leila and Monti Frey on their diamond wedding anniversary!
The Berkshire Community Cheder has now resumed classes. Find out how we can help your child get the most of his/her Jewish identity by contacting our head teacher, Rebbetzin Shira. For information on our GCSE class in Jewish Studies, contact Rabbi Zvi.
To celebrate the wedding anniversary of Paul and Evelyn Grabinar, the next JCoB Shabbat morning service will be on Saturday morning 12 September. If you wish to stay for lunch, please let us know. Donation £5. We can always accommodate a few last minute people but please book ahead of time if you can. As always, Goldsmid Rd congregants are welcome to walk up the road and join us for kiddush and/or lunch.
High Holiday Services at JCoB Central
Join us for a wonderful Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur services filled with music and traditional melody. The services will be musical and intellectually stimulating, the shofar is the best blast for miles, and we have a kiddush afterwards on Rosh Hashanna to enhance your experience. There are explanations to make sure you are up with what is happening, and the community is welcoming and friendly. Rosh Hashanna Services commence at 08:45 and will be finished by 13:00; Yom Kippur will start at 09:30 and will last through the day with a break after Musaph.
Beside the services themselves, Rabbi Zvi is happy for you to browse his extensive library of Jewish literature and philosophy, so that you can learn while taking in the atmosphere. The services will follow the Koren Machzor, according to the traditional Anglo-Jewish minhag, as in the old Routledge machzorim.
Our services are kosher and strictly according to Halacha, under the supervision of the only Orthodox Rabbi in Berkshire. See below for information about yom tov meals.
Note to Goldsmid Road members: In the spirit of communal unity we have repeatedly approached Goldsmid Road offering our services for free, most particularly to ensure halachically kosher services in the Reading area over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but have not received any positive responses.
Yom Tov Meals at JCoB Central
As always, you are welcome to join us for meals over yom tov. We have the largest Sukkah in Berkshire and it is always a hub of activity. As always, we ask for a contribution so that we can afford to have an open house. Please contact Rebbetzin Shira to let us know when you wish to join us.
Standard donations are as follows: Dinners £15/£7.50/£0. Fancy lunches £10/£5/£0. Light lunches £5 pp. (Discounts for students and low income folk / children.) We also welcome sponsors who help us to offer discounted meals to students and families.
Shake that Lulav!
Lulavim and Etrog are available through Rabbi Zvi as usual this year. Student sets only £18! Standard £25. Fancy sets also available for £35+ (ask for details). For the first time ever, we can also offer a limited number of mid-week fresh replacement aravot for £5. Contact Rabbi Zvi by 24 September to order your set.
KOSHER FOOD NEWS
JustKosher.com will deliver to Reading on Sunday 20 September. If you have a small order and wish to include it with the Rebbetzin’s, please contact her. We will also be doing a Golders Green trip between Yom Kippur and Succot.
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