Chanukah Message from the Board of Deputies
- By Marie van der Zyl OBE
At Chanukah, we celebrate the redemption of the Jewish people from the yoke of their oppressors. In the darkness of winter, we light candles to represent freedom and hope. Never has Chanukah been more meaningful than this year. Israel was plunged into darkness on 7 October 2023 by the most appalling terrorist massacre that the country has ever experienced. We have all grieved for those lost and abducted and prayed for the safe return of the hostages still in the clutches of Hamas.
Bring Them Home
Vigil for Israeli hostages, Sunday 22nd October 12 Noon. Leeds city centre location.
Israel is at war and needs your help now
- By UJIA
Over 700 people are already dead and thousands more are injured. Over 100 Israelis, both civilians and brave soldiers, are hostages of Hamas inside Gaza, and their suffering is unimaginable. Every Israeli has been impacted in some way by the events of the past two days and the needs are already tremendous.
CST PROTECTING OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY
What have we done in the last 36 hours?
The terror attacks in Israel have shaken the community and we are coming to terms with the news as it continues to evolve.
Pray for Peace
- By Cantor Rachel Weston
Join the Movement for Reform Judaism online minyan tonight, Sunday 8th October at 7pm to pray for peace.
This will take place on zoom. The zoom link will be sent to you by email shortly or you can contact
Please join us in the Sinai Succah, Wed Oct 4th at 3pm, (weather dependent) for afternoon tea with old friends & the chance to learn about a new oral history project capturing Sinai’s stories.
We are particularly hoping that this event will appeal to members aged 65 and older, as we'd really love to start gathering stories from those who remember Sinai from "back in the day"!
Update on the new synagogue building project
- By Bernard Nelson
As I hope most of you will recall, members approved a resolution at our special general meeting (SGM) earlier this year, to enter into an agreement with Camstead to sell the synagogue car park on Roman Avenue for a housing development (five detached properties), demolish the existing building and build a new synagogue for the community.
Roman Avenue Road Closure
If you have been anywhere near Roman Avenue in the last week or two, you may have noticed that we aren't exactly looking our best! Vital roadworks are taking place for the next 10 weeks or so which means that access to shul is a little more tricky - but still very much possible!
Switch On To Women's Safety
‘active bystander’ workshops for men
Cutting our Carbon Footprint
- By Board of Deputies
On Zoom Thursday 28 September and Thursday 26 October 2023, 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm