Welcome to Sukkat Shalom, the Edinburgh Liberal

Jewish Community

 


Our aim: to provide services and activities which embody our values, strengthen our Liberal Jewish identity and cater for the wide diversity of our members’ faith, practice and support needs. 

Our services: Shabbat Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services

& Havdalah are all now a mixture of in-person and online via Zoom.

 

We welcome visitors to any services, but please get in touch to get

access details. We use the Liberal Judaism service book, Siddur Lev Chadash.The text will be shared online for zoom services. 

To contact us: go to our contact page or phone 0131 777 8024 

 Information about the charities we have selected for our Yom Kippur Appeal and how to make your donation can be read here

We have received a New Year message from the CEOs of the Liberal and Reform movement with details of their plans for a new progressive movement for the UK, Read it here. 


 

-----------------  Statement on the Gaza Situation  -----------------

 

Last Saturday, we celebrated Simchat Torah with many members of our community, including our cheder children. What started as a joyous day subsequently turned to one of horror when we learnt of the terrible attack by Hamas. We, as the co-chairs of Sukkat Shalom, Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community, condemn the actions of Hamas which certainly amount to war crimes.

One of our designated charities for our Kol Nidrei appeal this year is "Combatants for Peace", and it is even more important at times like this that we support such organisations. As we supported them before Simchat Torah, so we continue to support them and their words today, when they explain that they are an "organization of ex-combatant Israelis and Palestinians, men and women, who have laid down their weapons and rejected all means of violence. We are working together to end the occupation of Palestine, bring just peace to the land, and demonstrate that Israelis and Palestinians can work and live together." As far away as it may seem, we hope and pray that such a time comes soon.

 

Sue Bard     
Maurice Naftalin     
Nick Silk 

    
(Co-chairs, Sukkat Shalom Edinburgh)    


 


 

*  *  *  * May 2024 / Iyyar 5784 *  *  *  

 


 

 

 

Please Pray for the victims of the

 

attacks in Israel and Gaza.

 

 

 

We pray for ALL the victims and

 

for their families.

 


 

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Friday 17th May / 9th Iyyar

 

 


Kabbalat Shabbat Service

 

 

at 6.00 p.m. / 18.00 hrs

 

 

Marchmont St Giles Parish Church Centre

 

1a Kilgraston Road

 

Edinburgh EH9 2DW

 

 and

 

8.00 p.m. / 20.00 hrs

 

 

Hybrid from Leicester

 

 

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Saturday 18th May / 10th Iyyar

 

 

 Shabbat Morning Service

 

 

at 11.00 a.am / 11.00 hrs

 

 

 

Hybrid from Leicester

 

 

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 Friday 24th May / 16th Iyyar

 

 

Shared Supper and Songs

 

 

Please bring some food and/or drink to share.

 

 

 

(No meat or non-kosher sea food, please.)

 

at 7.30 p.m / 19.30 hrs

 

 

Venue to be confirmed

 

 

 

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 Saturday 25th May / 17th Iyyar

 

 

Shabbat Morning Service

 

and Bar Mitzvah

 

 

 

at 11.00 a.m. / 11.00 hrs

 

 

 

 

in St Mark's Unitarian Church

 

 

 

7 Castle Terrace

 

 

Edinburgh EH1 2DP

 

 

Hybrid from Edinburgh

 

 

 

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Friday 31st May /23rd Iyyar

 

 

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

 

 

at 6.00 p.m. / 18.00 hrs

 

 

in Marchmont St Giles Parish Church Centre

 

1a Kilgraston Road

 

Edinburgh EH9 2DW

 

 

 

 

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 We Pray for Peace 

 

 

for Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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