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Chairman's Report
SHALOM

How are we only a month away from Rosh Hashanah? The Council has had many discussions about High Holy Days and we are pleased to announce that Finchey Synagogue has kindly agreed to host Hull Reform Synagogue online for the High Holy Days. They have offered our members to either participate in the services or simply join the services on Zoom or watch them by live streaming on their website/ facebook. Full details on the Services and the machzorim to be used are on the Events Page.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are having to modify our arrangements for Sukkot and Simchat Torah. For Sukkot, we are planning to build our Sukkah on Friday 2nd October 2020 at 5pm. This will immediately be followed by an outdoor Erev Sukkot Service. Further details can be found on the forthcoming events page.

We are still going ahead with the Simchat Torah honours, but this will extend into next year when we can hold the ceremony and Service in the Shul as a Community. The Council unanimously voted for Elaine Winetroube and Veronika Keczkes to receive the honour of being Chatan Torah and Chatan B'resheet Elaine has been an integral part of the Council for many years and both Elaine and Veronika have been tremendously supportive of the Synagogue. We would like to recognise this and thank them both for their ongoing support and wonderful dedication to the Council and Synagogue.

As you are aware, before lockdown the Council had advertised for a position of the caretaker. I am now delighted to report that following her successful interview, we have appointed Laura Rhodes to that position. It came apparent at her interview that Laura had far more to offer, so as well as her caretaking duties, Laura will be assisting with catering, events organising, treasurer assisting duties and general administration. However, the Council felt it appropriate to keep the gardener and cleaner as the Council felt that they continue to do a very good job.

The Council hope you will all give Laura a tremendously warm welcome and hopefully you will have the pleasure of meeting her at the outdoor Sukkot service and also when the Synagogue can re-open its doors.
Forthcoming Events
SUKKAH BUILDING AND SERVICE

Every year, we build our temporary Sukkah in the porch of the Shul building which we then decorate with foliage, fruit and vegetables. Once built we use the Sukkah for the Kiddushim which take place after the Services during the festival of Sukkot.

Due to the current restriction on Shul Services, this year we will building the Sukkah on Friday 2nd October 2020 at 5pm, which will be followed by a socially distanced, short outdoor Erev Sukkot Service (weather permitting).

Everyone is welcome to come along and help. Any donations of fruit and/or vegetables will be gratefully received.

School & Educational Visits
Ne've Shalom Synagogue is committed to educating the wider community about Judaism.


Each year over hundreds of pupils, students and adults come to learn some basic knowledge about Judaism. As part of the visit, they are shown Jewish artifacts and are taught about the traditions and rituals concerning our faith. We receive many compliments regarding the service that we offer and the schools and other institutions appear to enjoy the time spent this way.

Many groups return every year, so it is proving to be a popular event in the curriculum. We cater for all age groups from Primary to Secondary to Higher Education, adapting the programme to suit.

Although there is no charge, as all the guides are willing volunteers, we are always grateful for a discretionary donation to cover the costs of running the Synagogue.

For further information or to book a visit please contact us on (01482) 658312 or at hullreform@isa.karoo.co.uk

 

 

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Ne've Shalom
Great Gutter Lane
Willerby
Hull
HU10 6DP

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