Final Cheder Activities Spring Session 5777

In our last lesson before summer break, we spoke to the children about the important mitzvah of “Love thy neighbour as thyself” / “ואהבת לרעך כמוך” In these turbulent times, we spoke of the importance of kindness, acceptance and care towards our friends, family and wider society. The children’s activity …

Shavuot 5777

For Shavuot this year, Fiona and Howard Brodie led both the evening and morning services. As is tradition, congregants brought flowers to decorate the bima. We even had a couple of trees and greenery on the floor of the sanctuary! After the evening service we partook of a traditional dairy …

Cheder activities in May

The Cheder has been very busy over the past month with arts and crafts activities. For Lag BaOmer, our Cheder children learned of the holiday traditions, and we created small bonfire sculptures to demonstrate one of the holiday main customs. For Shavuot, our Cheder children learned about the origins of …

GRS community seder

On 11 April GRS held its annual second night Seder, with about 40 in attendance. Ably led by Howard and Fiona Brodie, it featured a ‘work-in-progress’ haggadah compiled by Fiona, with a stimulating variety of readings. To break the ice and put us in a festive mood, the seder began with a short …

Visiting Rabbis

We have a number of rabbis visiting this spring; details forthcoming for services, study sessions and Chavurah suppers. Save the dates and show your support for GRS and our visitors by attending these events. 28-29 April    Rabbi Barbara Borts 26-27 May    Student Rabbi Peter Luijendijk 17 June   …