Newcastle Reform Synagogue

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Newcastle Reform Synagogue – Ner Tamid

Address: The Croft, off Kenton Road, Gosforth NE3 4RE
Voicemail: 07971 853 102

Our Erev Shabbat (Friday evening) services begin at 8pm except on the last Friday of each month when we start at 6.45pm, usually followed by a Shabbat meal.

Shabbat morning (Saturday) services begin at 10.30am.
The first shabbat of each month is our Family Service beginning at 11am, with a service designed to be child friendly and welcoming to all generations.

School & Group Visits
Visits are hosted by a small team of volunteers. We give a basic talk, geared to the ages of our visitors, about Judaism, the Synagogue and what goes on there, including showing the Torah scrolls, demonstrating the use of ritual objects and any topics specifically requested by the organisation. This takes about one hour, and we encourage questions.

There is no charge for visits, but we welcome donations towards the cost of heating and lighting, as the synagogue has to be opened specially for visits.
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Current Status: Active

Date Formed: 1965

Ritual: Reform


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Alan Reid has asked us to circulate new guidelines from the Ritual Committee on writing, and the use of photography and mobile phones during Services. These are listed in the notes section ... See MoreSee Less

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About 50 of us attended last week's service, followed by a kiddush featuring a spectacular pagoda cake. As well as celebrating Shabbat, we wished Benny Ross 'Bon Voyage' for his trip to China where he will be spending a year teaching English. Brenda Dinsdale sends the following report:

Last week Benny Ross, long term member of NRS and Past Chair, led his last Shabbat service for a year. At the end of August he will go to China to teach in school. He is amongst a group of twenty teachers from England who will start work in Chinese schools and will not know exactly what he is teaching until he arrives. During the Kiddush which followed the service, Linda Scott, Chair, referred to Benny’s knowledge and expertise and said how much he will be missed, not just by the community but on a personal level, by Linda herself.

Benny will have to go to Beijing in order to attend shul and, as he will be living about an hour way, this might be a challenge. However, there are synagogues which have regular services and which celebrate High Holy Days as well as minor festivals. There is no doubt that NRS’s loss, albeit temporary, will be Beijing’s gain. And, when Benny returns he will have a lot to tell us about Chinese life and worship.
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We remember this week the Yahtzeits of:

7th August - Philip Morris, father of Carmel Lipman
8th August - Joseph Goldwater, father of Linda Bryson
11th August - Joseph Benjamin, father of Isadore Benson
13th August - Sharon Rosalind Wicks, mother of Jo Edwards
15th August - Bill Loebl, brother of George Loble
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