Community News

Mental Health Awareness Shabbat

January 20th, 2020

  Mental Health Awareness Shabbat UK – 31 January 2020 Focus on Dementia Belsize Square Synagogue is unusual from other congregations in numerous ways, but we are distinguished by having more people over the age of 100 than any other..


WJR Refugee Appeal Cards

January 19th, 2020

We have all seen the terrible images of refugees forced to leave their homes and risking all to seek safety elsewhere. Now instead of buying your host the usual gifts, like flowers or a box of chocolates, you can give..


Mitzvah Day

October 24th, 2019

  Mitzvah Day this year is on Sunday 17 November. There will be a number of activities and collections to join in with, in particular we are looking for volunteers to distribute biscuits decorated by the cheder children to some..

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Succot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

October 7th, 2019

Service times coming up are as follows: Succot: Evening services at 18:45 on Sunday 13 and Monday 14 October, morning services at 10:00 on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 October Shemini Atzeret: Evening service at 18:45 on Sunday 20 October,..


A Night To Remember – Items for Auction

August 22nd, 2019

  CURRENT BID: £500 With just over two weeks remaining until our fundraising event, A Night To Remember, we have one final lot to auction, with proceeds going to Belsize Square Synagogue and Rays of Sunshine. Not one, but TWO..


For Tisha b’Av: Zichrona

August 11th, 2019

From Cantor Paul Heller: Erev Tisha BeAv (Saturday night), wishing an easy fast to all those who will commemorate the significance of the catastrophic events that made us refugees in our history. And, especially today, sharing the hunger suffered by..


High Holidays 2019

July 9th, 2019

  Dates and Service Times: Rosh Hashanah: 1st evening – Sunday 29 September, 6.45pm 1st day – Monday 30 September, 9.30am 2nd evening – Monday 30 September, 6.45pm 2nd day  – Tuesday 1 October, 9.30am Youth (6+) & Children’s (under..


Blue Plaque for Belsize Square Synagogue

June 26th, 2019

  The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) unveilied a commemorative plaque in honour of Belsize Square Synagogue on Tuesday 25 June 2019, in celebration of the synagogue’s 80th anniversary. Guests at the ceremony included descendants of founder members of the..


80th Anniversary Civic Service

April 1st, 2019

  A selection of photos from the 80th Anniversary Civic Service which took place on Sunday 24 March. Photos by Paul Rowland                                    ..


Caroline Loison takes over as Head of Cheder

January 3rd, 2019

  The new Head Teacher at Belsize Square Synagogue’s Cheder says she is “hugely excited” to be taking over the role. Caroline Loison has been a life-long member of the community, attending the Cheder herself before going on to teach..