Shabbat Services

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."  Exodus 20:8-11

Friday Evening

Our services on Friday evenings begin at 6.30pm. During the service, we learn a bit about the weekly Torah portion with interactive learning led by Rabbi Benji.

Once a month we invite you to join us for our Shabbat Unplugged Services as Yoav Oved leads us in beautiful singing. Come along at the earlier time of 6:00pm to learn the tunes we'll be singing in the service. Click here for dates and more information.

Once a term we hold Or Shira Service as we welcome in Shabbat with a family-friendly guitar service. We also hold termly Family Fridays at the earlier time of 5:30pm. These services are followed by a potluck Shabbat dinner and the next one will be held on Friday, 15th March. Click here to find out more information.

After our services, join us for a lovely Kiddush. Once a month these are accompanied with a speaker as part of our Westminster Voices programme - click here for more information.

Finally, we hold different dinners on Friday evenings: Themed Shabbat Dinners for our Young Professionals group, as well as Themed Dinners for our wider membership; we also invite members to host a Shabbat Dinner for a smaller group of ten here at the Synagogue. For more information about any of these dinners or to host one of your own, click here.

Saturday Morning

The morning service is held at 10.30am, do come along beforehand to share a hot drink with members and get to know our community, or join us for Shabbat Connections from 9:45am - click here for more information

We hold our intergenerational Shabbat B'Yachad Services throughout the year, click here for more information and dates, as well as Tots Shabbat services for our youngest members - click here for more information and dates.

After the service, join us for a lovely community Kiddush or once a month, join us for Oneg Shabbat, click here for more information and dates.

Visitors

We welcome all visitors, but do require pre-notification of attendance.  If you would like to attend a service, please complete this form and we will be in touch to confirm your attendance. 

If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact the Synagogue Office.

Kiddush, Ushering and Mitzvot

If you would like to fulfil a Mitzvah there are three opportunities to do so in both Shabbat services:

Before the service, volunteer to be an Usher to welcome members into the building and help visitors find their way - click here.

During the service, read the Torah, Haftarah, dress our scrolls and more - click here.

After the service, host Kiddush for the community, preparing the Challah, Wine and a few nibbles to celebrate Shabbat - click here.