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Tikkun Olam 2020

Liverpool Reform Synagogue runs an annual fun day every year, including a sports day , raffle, stalls, cake competition and a bbq. They do this to raise funds for local charities as part of a Tikkun Olam Day.

Unfortunately we cannot hold our annual Tikun Olam day this year due to social distancing, but we have come up with ideas to still raise money for charity.

This year we are raising funds for Alder Hey. There are plenty of ways to get involved.
1. A virtual raffle
2. Mountain Challenge
3. Great Bake Off
4. Sports day in a bag

RAFFLE
Tickets are £5 each (if one is not enough then of course as many tickets as you want is absolutely fine!!) Purchasing tickets can be done via PayPal using the email address kpnuts65@yahoo.com. Please make sure that you make reference to raffle ticket purchase and leave your name. Or contact Karen on 07710 190199 / social@lrshul.org The winning tickets will be drawn on Sunday 16 August at 11am.

RAFFLE PRIZES:-
1st prize -£50 Amazon voucher to spend on whatever you want
2nd prize – One4all voucher worth £25 which can be used online or instore.
3rd prize – A meal for two at Eton Place on Woolton Road, either eat in or take out.

MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE
Choose your mountain to climb, and then ask friends and family to sponsor you to climb its height, you just have to walk the equivalent distance. This can be done whether you are at home in your garden or whilst you are on your holiday during the week 10-16th August .

There are three mountains to choose from so you can pick the one that suits you. Mount Zion which is 765 metres high or 0.5 miles, Mount Sinai which is 7497 feet or 1.4 miles or Massada which is 4.5 km or 2.8 miles.

All participants will receive a certificate, and families (whatever age) can combine their miles! If you would like to take please click here to download the sponsorship form, and email  cheder@lrshul.org to let us know that you have completed the challenge by the 16th August 2020.

GREAT BAKE OFF
Bake a cake or biscuits and then simply send us a photo. The baking theme is SUMMER.

There will be three prizes:-
1. Most inventive/ artistic;
2. Most cute;
3. Most appetising.

Please send all photos to cheder@lrshul.org by 14th August. Winners will be announced on Zoom on Sunday 16th August at 11a.m.

SPORTS DAY IN A BAG
During Tikun Olam we will be selling a ‘sports day in a bag’ so that you can have your own sports day at home. Each bag contains enough for two participants, and two medals. Please take your turns and get competing!

If you would like to buy a sports bag then please let us know by the 5th of August so that we can get them ready for you. They will be delivered to your home. The cost is £7 per bag. Any profits will be sent to our chosen charity, if you would like a bag please email cheder@lrshul.org  by 5th August. Certificates will be sent to all participants.


FINALLY if you don’t want to participate in any of these activities or buy raffle tickets you could very kindly just donate to our chosen charity. You can do this by clicking on to the ‘just giving’ link.

This year our chosen charity is ALDER HEY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL.

The Social Committee members are hoping to raise a decent amount of money to present to Alder Hey. So PLEASE PLEASE give generously if you possibly can.

You can join us for the Raffle draw & Cake Prize giving on Sunday 16th August 11a.m. Details to be sent on purchase of tickets/cake submission.

Best Wishes and Kind Regards to you all

Just Giving – You can donate to our Just Giving page by clicking here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liverpoolreformsynagogue?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=liverpoolreformsynagogue&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=b83c08cc81b44c04b9d6ab274b556129.


Shavuot 2020 – It’s not just cheesecake and Ice cream!

Last weekend the Liverpool Reform Synagogue celebrated Shavuot through online services, and by challenging its younger members to create their own camp, and recreate camping at the foot of Sinai. Along with creating a walking treasure hunt in which families learnt about the commandments and found clues to a secret Shavuot word.

Some of the children camped in tents, and others made and built their own dens. Parents then talked to their children about Moses, Siani and getting the ten commandments. Lemmy & Rohan Ross came up with their own, which reflected the priorities of the lockdown. Sienna Globe particularly liked eating ice-cream is her camp.

LRS 2020 Shavuot Camp!

Shavuot – It’s not just cheesecake & ice-cream

The holiday of Shavuot which falls Thursday-Saturday this week is about the time when after fleeing Egypt and wandering through the desert the Israelites finally arrived at Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments, and make camp.

We would like the challenge our younger members to create their own camp, and recreate camping at the foot of Sinai.
No tent, no problem grab some blankets, chairs and make your own!

Take a photo and email cheder@lrshul.org by Friday 10a.m. and Rabbi Elf will share at the end of the Shavuot service!

Whilst you are in the den, you may wish to talk to your children about Moses, Siani and getting the ten commandment, maybe asking them what would they choose to be their Ten Commandments.

Or you could just sit in it, and eat cheesecake, ice-cream and all the other lovely treats associated with Shavuot.

Some recipe ideas
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/shavuot-foods/

Covid-19 Community Support

*Important News*

Dear all, 

I am delighted to be able to let you know that all the synagogues and Rabbonim across Merseyside are working together to support our most  vulnerable and isolated members at this time. 

We would like to support our community through reducing isolation, and providing community support 

In the  first stage we are looking to see if there are any volunteers in the community who would be able to help out, and then the plan is to support people. This part of the plan will be shared in a few days. 

Please can you complete the form to let us know if you have are able to help.

Thank you Beccy Frech for the magnificent idea 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxZrWW83-WfrrALNpoARJ73YpMLoT0SNUh47Te8onGeVLTZQ/viewform

Thank you

2019 / 5780 Services for the High Holy Days, Succoth & Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah

 

ROSH HASHANAH
Date Service Start Time Service Leader Prayer Book
Sunday
29th September
1st Night
6.30 pm
Student Rabbi
Deborah Blausten
Days of Awe Machzor
Monday
30th September
1st Day
10.30 am
Student Rabbi
Deborah Blausten
Days of Awe Machzor
Tuesday
1st October
2nd Day
10.30 am
Martin Herr
Days of Awe Machzor
Family-Friendly Service

YOM KIPPUR
Date Service Start Time Service Leader Prayer Book
Tuesday
8th October
Kol Nidre
7.00 pm
Student Rabbi
Deborah Blausten
Days of Awe Machzor
Wednesday
9th October
Morning
Afternoon
Additional
Yiscor
Concluding
11.00 am
Student Rabbi
Deborah Blausten
Days of Awe Machzor
Yiscor will start at approximately 5.00pm and the Concluding Service will end at approximately 7.00pm, followed by Havdalah

SUCCOTH
Date Service Start Time Service Leader Prayer Book
Sunday
13th October
Evening Service
7.00 pm
Martin Herr
The Pilgrim
Festival Machzor
Monday
14th October
Morning Service
10.30 am
Rabbi
Warren Elf
The Pilgrim
Festival Machzor

SHEMINI ATZERET / SIMCHAT TORAH
Date Service Start Time Service Leader Prayer Book
Sunday
20th October
Evening Service
7.00 pm
Martin Herr
The Pilgrim
Festival Machzor
Monday
21st October
Morning Service
10.30 am
Rabbi
Warren Elf
The Pilgrim
Festival Machzor

As in previous years, we will be using the Days of Awe Machzor for the High Holy Day Services and the Pilgrim Festival Machzor for Succoth and Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah.

Please remember to bring your own copies along to the services.

If you wish to purchase them please contact John Trotter Books via the Steinberg Centre, 80 East End Road, Finchley, London, N3 2SY; the telephone number is 02083499484.