Shabbat

An Experience

That will give you inspiration through the week! 

What is the Minyan?

Chabad of Elstree & Borehamwood minyan led by Rabbi Chaim Hoch, is a community  that aims to be warm, open, and welcoming to everyone, irrespective of knowledge, observance, or affiliation level. We have an open door, no strings attached policy.

A warm welcome greets all who step through the doors of our Shul, no matter whether they attend as a one off or on a regular basis.

We greet all with open arms, so there is no need to worry or be uncomfortable if you or your guests feel that their Hebrew reading or Jewish knowledge is not yet at the level that you would wish it to be. We are here to help make your Shabbat prayer experience, meaningful and enjoyable.

The prayers and reading from the Torah are made easier to follow with numerous explanations shared throughout the service. We use bilingual Prayer and Torah books and page numbers are announced throughout.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Our Mission

A warm welcome greets all who step through the doors of our Shul, no matter whether they attend as a one off or on a regular basis.

We greet all with open arms, so there is no need to worry or be uncomfortable if you or your guests feel that their Hebrew reading or Jewish knowledge is not yet at the level that you would wish it to be. We are here to help make your Shabbat prayer experience, meaningful and enjoyable.

Shabbat in the JLC

Every Shabbat is different, with so many different parts that make it special, and we would love you to be a part of the experience! 

Friday Night

Friday Night starts with L’chaim as the sun sets, leading into the Friday night prayer with songs, harmony and inspiration! 

Shabbat Morning

Shabbat morning starts with Kabballah & Kaffeine, a short inspiring message from Rabbi Chaim, followed by the prayer service that everyone will always be welcomed!

Kids Got Shabbat

The Jewish Life Centre is a family friendly Minyan, that everyone of all ages are welcome! We have a small Kids Korner set up every week with games and toys for your little ones to play. Children always participate in the service with bringing the Torah to the ark, singing and clapping along to the songs.

We are excited to have a Kids Got Shabbat Programme monthly where kids can enjoy a special kids experience with shabbat prayer, singing, games, kids kiddush and a food activity! We would love you to join, just pop in the first Shabbat of the month!

Kiddush Farbrengen

The Kiddush Farbrengen is such a beautiful way to celebrate Shabbat with the community. With a weekly sit down kiddush, with hot food, it is a chance to socialise, and really experience the warmth of Shabbat!

You can sponsor a Kiddush Farbrengen in honour or memory of a special occasion. Whether its a Bat or Bar Mitzvah, a Yortzeit, a birthday, anniversary or to express gratitude to the Minyan, it would be an honour to celebrate with you!

See the options below of the details, and be in touch if you have any questions, we would love to accommodate you and your family!

The Minyan Club

At Chabad of Elstree and Borehamwood, we don’t require membership fees or a ticket for services. Every Jew, without exception, is welcome into our minyan.

We ask you to kindly consider a Minyan Sponsorship to help cover the running costs and other wonderful and vital programs that the Jewish Life Centre brings to our community.

Minyan Sponsorship represents a commitment to the community. It means that you are involved in keeping our Minyan  alive and seeing it continue to grow from strength to strength. It means that you are a partner in supporting the financial needs of the Minyan and the Jewish Life Centre.

Below we offer suggestions of optional Minyan sponsorship. Sponsorships can be processed annually, monthly or seasonally. Whether you are looking for a full Minyan Sponsorship with a Burial Policy included, or would just like to make a monthly donation to participate in our work, we thank you for being a true partner of the Jewish Life Centre.

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