Middlesex New Synagogue is one of the largest synagogues in the Reform Movement and serves Harrow, Kenton, Wembley, Pinner, Hatch End, Stanmore, Northwood and Watford with a wide range of religious, educational and communal facilities for all ages.
theMNSwebsite has been developed with the aim of providing information not only for and about the MNS community, but also for the wider Jewish and non-Jewish communities. As well as the latest news and dates for your diary, there is information about all aspects of the Synagogue and its activities as well as special articles and features. Please browse through its pages and see if anything takes your fancy; bookmark www.mns.org.uk and make sure to visit again.
15 March – Celebrate Purim
Rabbi Middleton writes: One of the ways in which we would like to celebrate the creation of the New Community is by jointly celebrating Purim with HWPS and HEMS on Saturday 15th March. More details will follow in the coming weeks, but please do save the date in your diaries.
I would also like to alert you to the fact that during the next few months you will all have the pleasure of meeting Student Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen, who will take her second year Rabbinic Apprenticeship with us. Robyn is looking forward to meeting all of you and to have the opportunity to be part of this unique experience of our transition from MNS into the Reform Community of the New Community.
Last but not least, I would like to focus your attention on a short article (below) written by HWPS member Esther Aronsfeld on a new joint initiative with HWPS for a Contemplative Friday Night Service; the first of which will take place on Friday 21st of March.
21 March – Contemplative Friday Night Service
HWPS and MNS are introducing a new Friday night service for members seeking a more meditative way to engage with our prayers. The 40-minute service will start on Friday 21 March. It will be a slower paced, contemplative service, with group candle lighting, music, chants, guided meditation, traditional liturgy and readings to nourish the soul, engage the heart and stimulate the mind.
The Contemplative service will take place at the same time as our existing Friday night services so you can choose which one you would like to attend.