Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Second Night Seder 20/04/19

Dear All

On 20th April, we will be holding the second night Seder in the Shul Hall. Rabbi Elf will lead the Seder.

Booking Forms have been sent out to members and you should receive your copy shortly.

If you are a member but have not received a form, it could be that we do not have your correct address, perhaps because you may have moved house. If you would like a form to be sent to you, please let us know by replying to our email address or leave a message on 07729 562174.

In case you are able to print out a booking form, please click here to download a copy.

Could YOU Be Merseyside Jewish Representative Council’s Youth President?

This is a brand new and exciting role through which you can give a voice to the Jewish Youth of Merseyside and play a major part in leading our community.

You will help shape the community’s future too!

To be eligible, you will be:

  • In years 7 – 10 inclusive at any school in Merseyside.
  • Able to take office for one school term.
  • Willing to attend events, or to talk about what being Jewish means to you. You may have the opportunity to visit Liverpool Town Hall and meet with members of other faith groups.

You MUST have the agreement of a parent or guardian and one of your teachers. A parent or guardian must attend any outside visit with you, for safeguarding reasons.

To apply, simply write a letter of no more than one side of A4 paper, addressed to:

The Chairman
Merseyside Jewish Representative Council
Shifrin House
433 Smithdown Road
L15 3JL


Only one appointment will be made each term, but applications will be automatically carried over until the next school term. The closing date will be the last day of the school term preceding the appointment.

The will be no interviews or elections, but we do want you to take some time to think about what you would bring to the role, and what you would like to do if appointed. Simply tell us in your letter – it’s as easy as that.

Full details can be obtained by contacting Sara Radivan, Administrator, on 0151 7332292.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Merseyside Jewish Representative Council

Purim Events This Week

A reminder of what is happening this week for Purim:

Wednesday, 20th March:

4:30pm – Children’s Afternoon Tea & Mask Making (£2 donation per person or £5 donation per family)

5:00pm – Megillah Reading for adults & families with Rabbi Elf

5:30pm – Hamatashen & Soup (for those not observing the fast)

Saturday, 23rd March 

6.30pm – Havdalah

7.30pm – Board Games Night for all the family (Pay on night after Havdalah, £4 for adults, free for children)  

Recruiting for our Fourth year Progressive Birthright Israel trip!

To: Eligible 19-26 year old Synagogue Members,

Are you thinking of summer already? With great excitement we are happy to announce that Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism are hosting their fourth Birthright Israel Progressive trip this summer on 28th August – 6th September!

Explore Israel, its history, diversity and so much more on this fun and immersive trip of a lifetime! Sign up here:

 We have a dedicated bus with incredible leaders from both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism, looking to give you an Israel experience you’ll never forget. Travel with a group of like-minded people through Israel, learning about the history of the country, its diversity, and exploring your Jewish identity. Immerse yourself in experiences such as swimming in the Kinneret, touring the old city of Jerusalem, shopping in the shuks of Tel Aviv, and spending Shabbat with Reform and Progressive families in Israel. The trip is a gift from Taglit Birthright and it is free to all 19-26 year olds who have not been on an organised trip to Israel after the age of 18 (so you can come even if you’ve been on Israel Tour!)

 We know that you’ll come back with lifelong friends, memories to last a lifetime, and a newly inspired connection to Israel – so don’t waste any time in signing up for this trip, spaces are limited! →

 What is Birthright Israel?

Birthright Israel refers to the not-for-profit educational organization (Taglit Birthright Israel) that sponsors free ten day trips to Israel for young adults. Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism are lucky enough to have been able to collaborate with them to organise our own bus with leaders that we have chosen ourselves, as well as a programme that we are helping to organise.

 How do I apply?

If you are between 19-26 years old, and haven’t been on an organised trip to Israel past the age of 18, you can apply now! Please visit: where there is a short form to fill in before heading straight to the Birthright Israel website. This form allows us to be able to contact you ahead of the trip.

Any other questions?

Feel free to ring Maya Skaarbrevik at 0208349 5661, or email