We would like to wish Jonathan and Elinor a big Mazal Tov on their wedding.

This week our steering meeting was extremely well attended and we discussed all the exciting up coming events as well as our future leadership programme for Elstree & Borehamwood Masorti.  We have confirmed our agenda for the year and our Calendar can be found on our website.  We were also joined by a Digital Rabbi Danny who joined us by Facetime while having just arrived back from his vacation.  Please do request a seat at this years Masorti Dinner.  Please speak to Philip Baker or contact us at if you wish to attend.

Masorti Judaism Annual Fundraising Dinner

Date: 5 March 2020

Our Annual Fundraising Dinner will be on Thursday 5th March 2020. Our panel of guest speakers includes author, broadcaster and journalist Emma Barnett; Dame Sarah Mullaly, Bishop of London; and novelist, academic and human rights activist, Elif Shafak. 

The theme of this year’s dinner is Future Leaders.


This weeks topic is: Mental Health awareness Shabbat.
Please join us for a talk from Psychologist Lucy Lurie, who will be discussing her role as working within mental health and mental health within the Jewish World.

She will be taking a Q&A afterwards if you have any specific questions.

It is an opportunity to encourage people of all ages to be more in touch with their own mental health and wellbeing, and to raise awareness of mental health and mental illness in the local and wider community.

MHAS falls annually on Shabbat “Bo”, the weekly Torah portion which tells about the Plague of Darkness.  The description of the plague of darkness has particular resonance with mental illness – the darkness was so intense that people couldn’t move from their position. This has parallels with descriptions of mental illness. 


The Mental Health Awareness Shabbat (MHAS), launched by Jami in 2017, aims to raise the profile of mental health in the Jewish Community.

Shabbat Times Borehamwood, England, UK

  • Candle lighting: 4:29pm on Friday, 31 January 2020
  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Bo
  • Havdalah (50 min): 5:39pm on Saturday, 01 February 2020

Service Times TIME: 9:45

WHEN: Saturday Morning 
WHERE: The Cannon, Thirsk Road, Borehamwood

Youth Service will take place at 10:30am with NOAM
Please see our updated guidelines for all Bnei Mitzvah coming up or in the future.

Our next steering meeting is set for the 3rd March 2020
Discussions will include

- Fundraising
- Events
- Leadership Programme
- Community Engagement
- Marketing and Advertising

Our schedule is set for the year and we would like to invite you to mark down those really important dates.  You can find an updated Calendar on our website as well as up to date information on our front page. If you would like to contribute to a Shabbat or there is a specific occasion that you would like marked let us know and we will be happy to assist.  Please do not forget that we are always looking for our Kiddush to be sponsored, especially if you are marking a special occasion.
Other News
The Mental Health Awareness Shabbat on 31 Jan - 1 Feb
Join us withRabbi Danny and Roland Brandman for an insight on Mental Health Awareness and what our community is doing to help those around us.  We are also looking for guest speakers on this Shabb

NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS.  For all new member applications or enquiries please get in touch here.

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