Loughton Synagogue Forthcoming Social Events
Ladies Luncheon with Guest Speaker Pamela Wagman – Tuesday 21st March 2017 – 12:00pm
Pesach Bake Sale & Recipe Auction – Sunday 2nd April – 10am to 12pm
Communal Seder – Tuesday 11th April
AGM – Members only – Thursday 11th May
Rabbi’s Half Marathon – Sunday 21st May
Children Service led by Rebbetzin Orly – 2nd Shabbat of each calendar month.
Shabbat Mevorchim Kiddush is also the Shabbat that precedes Rosh Chodesh (New Moon)
Sunday Shacharit Service and Breakfast – 2nd Sunday of each calendar month.
“Balfour Declaration Year” is the time for a Royal Visit to Israel by Prince Charles
Richard Cohen Loughton, United Kingdom
The Royal Family have visited many Arab and Muslim countries. It is time for balance. One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration seems as timely as any date in history. There is no reason why he cannot visit Arab Communities whilst there and actively promote peaceful coexistence.
“With the Arab question as it presents itself within the limits of Palestine. It will require tact, and require judgement, it will require above all sympathetic goodwill on the part both of Jew and Arab. So far as the Arabs are concerned a great and interesting and an attractive race I hope they will remember that while this assembly and all Jews that it represents through the world desire under the aegis of Great Britain to establish this home for the Jewish people, the Great Powers, and among all the Great Powers most especially Great Britain, has freed them, the Arab race, from the tyranny of their brutal conqueror (Ottomans) who had kept them under his heel for these many centuries.
I hope they will remember it is we who have established the independent Arab sovereignty of the Hejaz (Saudi Arabia) hope they will remember that it is we who desire in Mesopotamia (Iraq) to prepare the way for the future of a self-governing, autonomous Arab State, and I hope that, remembering all that, they will not grudge that small notch for it is no more geographically, whatever it may be historically-that small notch in what are now Arab territories being given to the people who for all these hundreds of years have been separated from it but surely have a title to develop on their own lines in the land of their forefathers, which ought to appeal to the sympathy of the Arab people as it, I am convinced appeals to the great mass of my own Christian fellow countrymen. That is the first difficulty. That can be got over and will be got over by mutual goodwill”
(Lord Balfour Albert Hall 1921)
Prince Charles as a self-declared defender of faiths is well placed to foster peaceful relations amongst different communities within Israel and peace with its neighbours.
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Forthcoming Social Events
Below are a few pictures, not necessarily in the right order, showing our Rabbi, President, Chairman, Chair Lady of the Ladies Guild and the community letting their hair down – or putting their hair on which ever may be the case!?!
Visit by President of the Board of Deputies to Loughton Saturday 19th November 2016 (Motzei Shabbat)
Members of Loughton Synagogue have been invited by Barbara and Richard Cohen to join them at their house to question Jonathan Arkush about his role at the Board of Deputies at 5.30 pm (after Shabbat) in an informal setting with tea and soft drinks.
We are always looking to improve our Shul.
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget her cunning.
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,
If I remember thee not;
If I set not Jerusalem
above my chiefest joy.
(Against) who said:
‘Rase it, rase it, even to its very foundation.’
אִם-לֹא אַעֲלֶה, אֶת-יְרוּשָׁלִַם–
עַל, רֹאשׁ שִׂמְחָתִי.