A message to my good friends at St Johns Wood by Rabbi Yisroel Fine As the coronavirus has taken its...
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
Due to the current circumstances ALL services and programmes taking place at St John’s Wood Synagogue have been suspended.
We will update our website to inform you of any new developments.
Having taken guidance from NHS 111, we are alerting members to make them aware of the following:
- You should stay at home for 7 days if you have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. These are Coronavirus symptoms.
- Please follow the Government and NHS guidance:
You do NOT need to call NHS 111 UNLESS you are experiencing any of the symptoms above.
- We are closing St John’s Wood Synagogue. To protect members, we will be keeping the building closed and will send updates when as more information becomes available.
- There are several smachot due to take place in the coming weeks and we will be reaching out to families to discuss options with them.
- We will be telephoning older and more vulnerable members of our community who may not be on email to alert them and see how we can support them. If you can volunteer to help us with the telephoning, please do be in touch.
We know this is a deeply unsettling time, and that our shul is central to so many of our lives. These decisions are not taken lightly and we will write to update members further next week.
We wish everyone affected a refuah sheleimah and pray that the virus is brought under control soon.
The Shul may be closed but we are all here for you and each other.
Please find below useful links during this time, as well inspiration from our Rabbis and Rebbetzens.
We will update this space with relevant Pesach information shortly.
Welcome to Our Community
In the heart of London, St John’s Wood is famous for its leafy streets, friendly community atmosphere, historic and modern architecture and diverse residents.
Centrally located within easy reach of Marylebone, Hampstead, Little Venice and Notting Hill, families who have lived here for generations have been joined in recent years by people from across the UK, Europe, Israel and the world, who have chosen to make the area their base.
St John’s Wood Synagogue is very much a place to call home, for members and friends, newcomers and long-term residents. We are a proud community with a rich heritage and a burgeoning future ahead.
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Covenant & Conversation
I was in the Wellington South hospital for the first day of Rosh Hashanah and received a visit that afternoon from Rabbi Binstock.
He blew the shofar in my room whilst I recited the blessings.
I wanted to let you know how much this meant to me and how grateful and appreciative I am
that you took the time to come and visit the patients and give them your time and blow the shofar.
I found it both moving and emotional and wanted to thank you.