|Upcoming EventsMonday 21 November – ‘Heart and Soul’ alternative week night service at 7.00pm in the Chapel. A gentle, informal and interactive week night service with a mix of readings, meditation and sharing, led by Leighton Cole on the theme of ‘Simplicity’.
Join us for ‘Community Day’ on Sunday 27th NovemberFollowing the Advent service in the morning, there will be a ‘pot luck lunch’ where the charity Community Links will speak to members about cancer prevention, an initiative called the Small ‘c’ campaign. Plus, the Children’s Chapel will hold a Bring & Buy sale. They will then take any unwanted children’s items to be donated to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s programme of gifts for refugee families, part of the Mitzvah Day project which mainly takes place on 27th November this year. Please contact Kristin (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) if anyone wants to got to the Syagogue with her (adults welcome as well as children!)
About Mitzvah Day (website: www.mitzvahday.org.uk )
A Mitzvah, literally, is a commandment in Jewish law. However, it is often used to mean a good deed or an act of kindness and that is the basis for Mitzvah Day. It is an integral part of Jewish life. On Mitzvah Day, we give our time, not our money, to make a difference to the community around us. We introduce people to social action, to their neighbours and to local charities setting up projects which address real needs. Jewish led, we bring people of other faiths, and none to volunteer side by side, with fun and laughter, with our community, to get to know each other.
Gift donation: Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood Road 1.30 – 3.30pm. Bring donations of children’s gifts to wrap and they will be given to refugee families.
Various Activities: JW3 Centre, Finchley Road 2.00 – 5.00pm
On Sunday 27th November 2- 5pm we have some drop in sessions:
1) Knit for peace – come and knit basic squares in a welcoming knitting circle and all the squares are eventually made into wonderful blankets and distributed to those in need this winter.
2) Challah braiding/making – come and bring your children to make some bread which goes to Hampstead Pond Square Chapel asylum seekers/ refugee drop in for dinner that night. Age 4+
3) Make a welcome book/poster for refugee children – these will be distributed by the Refugee council Age 8+
4) Crafts for younger children including making cards for sick children in hospitals.
If you’re going to JW3 events, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator Karen beforehand so she can look out for you – Karen Kinsley email: email@example.com
Open Chapel on 27th November
We will keep the Chapel open for visitors until 4.00pm. If you would like to get involved with any of these activities, please contact Rev Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 27th November at 7.00pm Evening Gathering
Live Music and Meditation at Advent
Join us for uplifting live piano music from John Evans and different forms of relaxing meditation with Rev Kate Dean; guided meditation, walking meditation, chanting and body prayer.
Chapel Book Group on Monday 28th November at 7.00pm This month we are reading ‘Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India’ by William Dalrymple. We meet in the Chapel’s Committee Room (entrance to the rear of the Chapel).