Holocaust Memorial Service and TalkSunday 24 January, 5:00 p.m.

1. Two short animations prepared by students and teachers at the University of Falmouth

2. Candle lighting 

3. Service led by Pat Lipert and Adam Feldman, based on the Yom HaShoah service and including some additional readings from other sources.

4. Holocaust testimony of Blanka Engelberg, late mother of Kehillat Kernow member Cynthia Clare Hollinsworth

Cynthia will share with us the testimony of her mother describing her horrific nightmare of the Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz II (Birkenau) , her remarkable story of survival and ultimately her journey to a meaningful life after liberation.

The whole event will last a little over one hour. If you wish to attend please send your name to this email address.


We wish to thank the Cornwall Faith Forum and Falmouth University for their co-operation in preparing our event.

Weekly bulletin

A huge thank you to John Adelson for his Erev Shabbat service & Kiddush last Friday including his interesting and informative talk on Noah. Congratulations, as well, to Alexandra who lit the candles at our service and attended an Affirmation Service on Saturday morning at her ‘other place’, i.e. Jackson’s Row in Manchester.
This week we have a Shabbat Service & Kiddush led by Jeremy Jacobson. Please join us this Saturday @ 10.30 am. We will again be honouring Alexandra, so come armed with a Mazel tov and a Yasher ko’akh.

Future Services/Events:

There is no service on 30 October but a Shabbat service on 31 October led by Jeremy Jacobson. Shabbat Lech ‘cha 13 Cheshvan

This week we start he story of Abraham and Sarah, our wonderful ancestors who are both archetypal Jews and archetypal human beings. Their story and character are especially ours, but we cannot have them totally to ourselves, for they have lessons for all of humanity. They are, too, very human, individual and alive. Last year we spoke about journeys to and from the beginning. This year, we will look at another aspect of their special and universal relevance.

Erev Shabbat service & Kiddush – 6 November @ 6pm led Liz Berg. Shabbat Va-yeira, 20 Cheshvan

Erev Shabbat service & Kiddush – 13 November @ 6pm led by Sharim Atilano. Shabbat Chayyei Sarah, 27 Cheshvan

Event:

Following the success of ‘Cornish Island Discs’ and ‘Just a Jewish Minute’, we will be holding our next event at the end of November will be ‘Favourite Books’. The details, including date and time, will follow.

Jewish Entertainment for a Sunday Afternoon

In case you’ve been adrift on Sunday afternoons at the end of the month at 5pm, Kehillat Kernow has been offering a series of entertaining events for its members since August. You can participate or not, but do join in for the fun, the kibbitzing and good information which emerges every time members of KK have a get together.  All you have to do is ZOOM IN!

In August we had a jolly good time with Cornish Island Discs where favourite musical pieces from all genres and periods were heard and talked about. The end of October, 25th, a Jewish-Cornish version of the popular television show, Just a Minute, will match wit and humour as we see how long we can keep an extemp topic going.  The end of November will feature Favourite Books that have influenced some of our members. The selections promise to give you new insight into people you think you already know as well as some good reading recommendations. The end of December, A Jewish Journey of Names and Identity will be presented where participants discuss their personal Jewish and secular names and their historical, spiritual and familial significance.

The idea for these KK programmes came up as a result of the annual European Days of Culture and Heritage sponsored by B’nai B’rith UK which is running from September through December this year focussed around the topic, Jewish Journeys.

Come and join us on these Sunday sessions;  if you wish to attend, please contact our Security Officer

New website for Reform Judaism

Today, Reform Judaism launched its synagogue locator website, to connect those seeking a community for the High Holy Days with their local synagogue.

To sign up simply requires entering your postcode and filling out the form.

Here in Cornwall, we will have a full programme of services, combining meaningful prayer and dynamic learning, led by Student Rabbi David-Yehuda Stern. Our programme will bring together the communities of Kehillat Kernow, South Hampshire Reform Jewish Community and the Isle of Wight Jewish Society.

Jewish Community of Cornwall