Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fwd: November Mailout MoHoLo

Hello Moishe Crew,

Hope you have all been appreciating these last weeks of summer time at list clockwise.. Last month We had our third year anniversary party and this is a good opportunity to thank Dr Clive , Sarah Bennetto, Filthy Kicks, our DJs and you lot for a mind-blowing night.

So no need for extra words have a look at our events this month:

04 November

Rabbi Yedidya Julian Sinclair

Where:Moishe House London (message us for the address)
When: 04 November from 20:00 to 21:30
What: "Choni, the righteous man, was journeying on the road and he saw a man planting a carob tree. He asked him, "how long does it take for this tree to bear fruit?" "In about 70 years," answered the man. "But you are so old, you will never taste its fruit." "You are right, but I have eaten the fruit of trees that have been planted before I was born. I plant for my daughters and sons, granddaughters and grandsons."

Moishe House London is delighted to welcome Rabbi Yedidya Julian Sinclair for an evening of learning on what Jewish texts have to say about our responsibility towards the environment, and a chance to hear more about his own activist work in the field.

11 November


When: 11 November from 19:00 to 21:00
What: Do you own a hand drum (Djembe, Darbuka) or the like? Do you get angry with people that pick up hand drums at parties and can't play them? Have you always wondered how you can actually make one of these things sound good? Do you have a tambourine, wood block or Guiro? We want you to bring your hand drums and percussion and we will be holding a session where you can learn some basic rudiments of these instruments, to tuirn them from noise, into music.

13 November

What Does It Mean to be Pro Israel Today?

Where:New North London Synagogue
When: 13 November from 15:30 to 17:30
What: "For several decades, the Jewish establishment has asked American Jews to check their liberalism at Zionism's door, and now, to their horror, they are finding that many young Jews have checked their Zionism instead."

New North London Synagogue, New Routes and Moishe House London present a special seudah shlishit with American lecturer, author and journalist Peter Beinart and Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

Tel: 020 8346 8560 Email:

15 November

An Introduction to Tantra

Where:MoHoLo (Moishe House London)
When: 15 November from 19:00 to 21:30
What: Tantra is an ancient pragmatic method to dissolve our sense of separation and isolation, and to enhance connectedness, harmony, compassion within intimacy and in all relationships. It develops integrity, naturalness and joy. Tantra is an approach that recognises the beauty and sacredness of all life, including sexuality, from which all life is born.
For those in the MoHoLo community who are concerned or unsure, Tantra is compatible with Judaism, as it does not require any particular faith of set of beliefs, just curiosity and the desire to investigate more deeply the inner experience of life and relating. 
A talk about what Tantra is and how it can help you.
Some simple, discreet, practical exercises in using breath and awareness to harmonise sexual energy with love and meditation.
Time for Q+A

As Tantra values choice, safety and respect, Diamond Light workshops are easily accessible, and allow for individual choices in relation to boundaries and intimacy. 
Direct sexual contact is not involved.
You can carry out the workshop exercises with a partner or as an individual. 
The privacy, integrity and personal choices of each couple and individual are honoured. 
The workshop space can be a confidential and accepting environment in which to communicate and share about marital, sexual and intimate matters, but you will not be expected to share anything about yourself unless you wish to. 

21 November

Mitzvah Day a la MoHoLo - World Peace Garden Camden

    in partnership with Brondesbury Park Synagogue    

Where: Next to Hampstead Heath Station
When: 21 November from 14:00 to 15:00

Mitzvah Day is a nation-wide event focused on actions not funds. Teams of people of all ages will be involved in projects across the country, helping to relieve hardship and poverty, contributing to environmental conservation, and bringing a little joy where it is needed. 

This year we have taken on one of the JCC's Mitzvah Day projects, to work on the World Peace Garden Camden, next to Hampstead Heath Station.
In order for this to happen you need to sign yourself up at: Register yourself for 'World Peace Garden' at the bottom. It's a popular project, so if it's full, make sure you sign up for another project. If you're into your gardening, sign up for 'Guerilla Gardeners', where we'll be working at Fitzjohns Primary School to turn their overgrown vegetable garden into a useable growing space. See you on the day

23 November

Book Discussion- "Foreskin's Lament"

Where: Moishe House
When: 23 November from 19:00 to 21:00
What: Come together to discuss modern Jewish fiction! "Foreskin's Lament", by Shalom Auslander, is an edgy, funny book which depicts the author's struggle with orthodox Judaism and leaving the fold... 

Find this book at your local library (they have many copies!), read it (or even just some of it) and come along to a heated and fun discussion on the book, orthodoxy within Jewish practice, and other issues which come up! 

If you cannot find the book, message me (Alli).
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28 November

Swap Day + Sustainability Sessions!

Where:Moishe House (email us for the address)
When: 28 November from 01:30 to 05:00

andddd finally a few words about what we are up to this month.. Joel is planning checking out the feasibility of AVODAH UK ( and practicing fitting three jobs into one working week! Brett is in 'Planet Japan' with Gabby Young - Kon-ichi-wa from this strange land! Rachel is rehearsing for Pins and Needles at the Cock Tavern and plotting the 2011 Willesden Green Wassail! Alli has started a new job as a teacher down in Brixton and Aviad is still zapping brains down the lab. 

Have a good month and see you very soon

MH crew (Joel, Brett, Aviad, Rachel and Alli)

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