Join in Our Worship
In our Synagogue, everyone
sits together, men, women and children. Men and women participate as equals in
all aspects of the service. Services are usually conducted by one of our rabbis. Part of the service is read in English and part in Hebrew
so that everyone can follow the service. On the occasion of Bar or Bat Mitzvahs,
festivals or other special occasions, we have a mixed choir of synagogue members.
Mitzvot - lighting the candles, opening the ark, reading and so on - are carried
out by members and are arranged in advance.
Friday Night Services
Every Friday (except last in the month), 7.00pm
Our regular Kabbalat Shabbat service with a stimulating sermon or occasionally a creative learning experience.
Last Friday every month, 6.30pm
Welcome Shabbat in a relaxed, creative atmosphere with lots of singing and activities suitable for young children.
Shabbat Morning Services
Every Shabbat Morning, 11.00am
Our uplifting regular worship service supported by our members’ choir, accompanied by organ for formal occasions.
Tots Shabbat, once a month, 9.30am
This informal service for 0 - 5 years old, parents, grandparents and friends takes place on the bimah in front of the Ark and includes stories, prayers and music making, kiddush and time to chat follows. Check home page for dates.
Reception Class, once a month, 10.50am
An informal, fun, learning and social experience for children of Reception age to enjoy while parents enjoy the regular service. Check home page for dates.
Available every Shabbat and Festival mornings for all children under school year 1 allowing parents to enjoy the regular service.
Jewish Life Cycle
Both happy and sad events are commemorated at NPLS. A Baby Blessing enables the
proud parents to join with grandparents, family and friends to thank God for the
safe delivery of their child and to make a commitment to raise their child in
the Jewish faith.
Weddings in our Synagogue are an especially happy event. On the Shabbat before
the wedding, bride and groom stand before the Ark to be given a blessing (Aufruf).
Mixed Faith (Brit Ahava) commitment ceremonies take place in our Synagogue
The anniversary of the death of a loved one (Yahrzeit) is commemorated during
Tree of Remembrance
The Tree of Remembrance in the entrance hall of our Synagogue has 22O bronzed leaves. Members of the synagogue can apply to have a leaf engraved with the name and dates of birth and death of a near relative who has passed away, and a dedication in a special Memorial Book displayed nearby. For further information and an application form please contact us.