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Chairman's Report

Shalom. What a busy few weeks we all have had at our wonderful traditional Shul.

On Sunday 9 September, we opened our doors of the Shul for the Hull Heritage Open Day. I was meeting and greeting along with Henry and some 60 plus guests attended over the course of the day. I would like to thank Aimi, Ian, Tim and Malcolm for all the hard work showing guests around the Shul and explaining the various Judaica on show, the memorial boards and the Torah Scrolls. The day went really well and we have received some truly positive feedback. We could of done with more help throughout the day, as we actually had a queue of people waiting to go round at one point. We have opted again to take part next year.

This year's High Holy Days services have been truly amazing with our team of dedicated Lay readers conducting the services. This shows that we can all work together and maintain a high standard. I would like to thank our Shul Life President, Ian Sugarman, along with our Senior Warden, Malcolm Rosenberg, for co-ordinating this year's truly remarkable services. The Sermons given by Sarita, Jackie and Tim where well received. I would like to thank all those involved with conducting the Services, delivering the various readings and reciting the Torah Portions. You were excellent.

A few of our members turned up to build and decorate our Sukkah. It does seem to get better every year with all the interesting fruit and vegetable available now (chilli peppers and beets?). Thank you all. In the evening, Ian led a tremendous Sukkot service and we all made Kiddush in the Sukkah under the stars.

Sadly, we lost one of our members Doreen Lurie-King over the High Holy days. We all wish the family a long life. We also all wish Michael and Marija Guilas well on their move to America to join their daughter.

This year's Simchat Torah Honours have gone to Gillian Smith and Tim Harris, who have both done so much for the Shul. Ian led the Service, Tony read from the Sefer and Aimi organised a splendid Kiddush. There was a very good attendance which created a fun atmosphere. The food went down really well and we were able to provide 'doggy bags'.

Please don't forget to attend this year's AJEX service at Pryme Street Synagogue on Sunday on 11 November 2018. Please be seated for 2.45pm. We also have a film showing of "Sixty-Six" planned in our Shul hall at 2.00pm on Sunday 25 November 2018. Further details can be found on page 3 of our newsletter.

Finally, please don't forget to come to our Friday Night services at 7.00pm and Shabbat Morning Services at 10.30am on the first Saturday of each month.
Forthcoming Events

ANNUAL OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICE Following the huge success of previous Open Friday Night Services, the next one will take place on Friday 22 February 2019 starting at 7.00pm. What makes this Service different from the normal Friday Night service is the running commentary from those leading the Service explaining the nature of the prayers being recited, their background, origin and the traditional rituals being observed.

After the Service, and following the Brachot over the wine and bread, there will be the Kiddush with a wide range of "Jewish-style" foods. There also will be opportunity to look around the Synagogue, talk to those members present and examine the Ark, Scrolls and other artefacts.

If you wish to attend, can you please ring Audrey on 01482 563835, or e-mail hullreform@isa.karoo.co.uk giving your name and the number of people accompanying you, if any. This will help us with the catering.

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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