Shabbat Morning Service with Guest Sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Main Sanctuary

Jonathan Wittenberg was born in Glasgow to a German Jewish refugee family. After reading English at Cambridge and teacher training at Goldsmiths, he studied for the rabbinate at Leo Baeck College, London, and in Israel, following family tradition. He was appointed Rabbi of the New North London Masorti Synagogue in 1987 and Senior Rabbi of the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues UK in 2008. He is chair of the European Region of the Rabbinical Assembly and has been a strong supporter of the work of Masorti Olami around the world. He is a President of the Council of Christians and Jews and a member of the Council of Imams and Rabbis. He is a co-founder of Eco-Synagogue and deeply engaged in environmental issues. He is closely involved in supporting refugees. His publications include The Eternal Journey: Meditations on the Jewish Year (2001); The Silence of Dark Water: An Inner Journey (2008); Walking with the Light (2013); My Dear Ones: One family and The Final Solution (2016) and most recently Things my dog has taught me – about being a better human.

Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, Rabbi Neil Zuckerman, and Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky preach and conduct services together with Cantor Azi Schwartz, and Cantor Rachel Brook, with Colin Fowler at the organ, the Synagogue Choir, and the Synagogue Band.  After the service, meet friends and have a snack at Kiddush.

Minha is 20 minutes after the end of services.

Services are usually held in the main sanctuary from September to June, but may be in the chapel. During the summer, services are in the lower level.

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