Shabbat

Ark

 

Friday: 6:45 pm 

Saturday: 10:00 am (Kikar Kids services at 11:00 on first Saturday in the month)

 

Experiencing Belsize Square Synagogue Shabbat services, Friday night and Saturday morning, can only be described as a unique spiritual journey! 

Our tefillah (prayer) incorporates a musical tradition that was brought to London from German in 1939, preserving a legacy of Jewish life that cannot be duplicated anywhere else.  Each Friday night our services are accompanied by our professional choir; on Saturday mornings, our professional choir, community adult choir, or youth choir leads our congregation in the most elegant Jewish liturgical music ever composed, in the main, by Lewandowski and Selzer.  The shaliach tzibbur, our esteemed Cantor Paul Heller, leads the powerful emotions of the liturgy, and our dear rabbi, Stuart Altshuler, always shares a timely message from the depths of Jewish tradition and wisdom. 

Our services attempt to find ways to teach and to lead the community to a new level of participation, to instil a powerful emotional and spiritual encounter.  We consider ourselves keeping to our Belsize Square heritage if we can continue to create an atmosphere that is majestic, which allows for encountering the Oneness that exists between our congregants and with God, and which provides a place for memory, or connecting with the past.

In addition to the elegant Belsize Square musical backdrop, our aim is to capture the core of Jewish tradition on Shabbat, to link our participants to the ideals of Judaism, to experience the traditional liturgy mostly in Hebrew, to enable those who come to measure their lives with the lofty standards of our eternal tradition, and to enhance our relationship to the Jewish people and to God.

Torah and Haftarah readings:

Friday 3 - Saturday 4 March: Adar 6Shabbat Terumah: Exodus 26:1-30, 27:17-191 Kings 5:26-6:13
Friday 10 - Saturday 11 March: Adar 13T'tzaveh Shabbat Zachor: Exodus 28:31-29:18, Deuteronomy 25:17-19
I Samuel15:2-34
Friday 17 - Saturday 18 March: Adar 20Ki Tissa Shabbat Parah: Exodus 31:18-33:11, Numbers 19:1-22
Ezekiel 36:16-38
Friday 24 - Saturday 25 March: Adar 27Vayak'hel-P'kudei Shabbat Hachodesh: Exodus 37:17-39:21, 12:1-20

Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
Friday 31 March - Saturday 1 April: Nisan 5Shabbat Vayikra: Leviticus 3:1-4:26, 5:24-26
Isaiah 43:21-44:23
Friday 7 - Saturday 8 April Nisan 12Tzav Shabbat Hagadol: Leviticus 7:11-38, 8:33-36

Malachi 3:4-24
Monday 10 - Tuesday 11 April: Nisan 151st day Pesach: Exodus 12:29-51,
Numbers 28:16-18
Isaiah 43:1-21
Tuesday 11 - Wednesday 12 April: Nisan 162nd day Pesach: Leviticus 23:1-22,
Deuteronomy 16:1-3
II Kings 23:1-9, 21-25
Friday 14 - Saturday 15 April: Nisan 19Shabbat Chol Hamoed Pesach: Exodus 34:1-26, Numbers 28:19-25
Ezekiel 37:1-24
Sunday 16 - Monday 17 April: Nisan 217th day Pesach: Exodus 14:5-15:21, 13:6-10
II Samuel 22:1-7, 17-31
Monday 17 - Tuesday 18 April: Nisan 228th day Pesach: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17, Exodus 23:14-17
Isaiah 11:1-10, 12:1-6
Friday 21 - Saturday 22 April: Nisan 26Shabbat Sh'mini: Leviticus 10:12-11:32, 11:45-47

II Samuel 6:1-7:17
Friday 28 - Saturday 29 April: Iyar 3Shabbat Tazria-M'tzora: Leviticus 13:40-14:32, 15:31-33
II Kings 7:3-20