Shabbat and Yom Tov services


8.25am minyan: Beth Hamedrash

The Early Minyan meets / davens in the newly refurbished Beis Hamedrash at Raleigh Close at 8.25am every Shabbos and Yom Tov. Not quite early enough to be classed as a Hashkomah Minyan but early enough to serve the requirements of the majority of its constituent members. It is a small and intimate service with about 50 – 60 regular attendees many of whom take it in turn to Daven, Lein or deliver a D’var Torah and with Aliyot aplenty there are opportunities for all to participate in one way or another in the services on a weekly basis.

A weekly kiddush (hot or cold) follows at about 10.30am and we are fortunate enough to then have a weekly Shiur given by one of our members in the Beis Hamedrash extension.

A wonderful and vibrant Minyan with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is definitely conducive to enhancing one’s Shabbos Tefillah.

 9.15am minyan: Main Shul

Those coming to the Main Shul service can be sure of a warm welcome. 

The Main Shul has a fully integrated congregation, with every age group represented, from children through young adults, middle-aged and more senior members all davening together in a relaxed and communal atmosphere.

The services are organised and run by the two Wardens Peter Cowen and Stuart Williamson, with the assistance of the Shul’s Shammas, David Carmel. Our services are participatory and the davening is led by accomplished Baalei Tefillah or Chazanim.

Our Community’s Rav, Rabbi Mordechai Ginsbury, is in the Main Shul on average three weeks out of every four (he attends one or more of our Alternative Services every fourth week) and his presence, warmth and words of Torah add an extra measure of quality to our service.  On certain occasions, notably the Shalosh Regalim and Yamim Noraim, there will also be a choir.

Twenty minutes before the Shabbat morning service there is a Shiur on the Sedra and usually a (Drosha) Sermon before Musaf. We arrange special/themed Shabbatot and these include Family Shabbat services, post Tefillah Questions and Answers sessions and guest speakers.  

We host S’machot and every effort is made to ensure these occasions run smoothly and family wishes are accommodated for Aliyot etc. There is a regular Kiddush after the service to which everyone is invited.  We are of course happy to arrange Shabbat and Yom Tov hospitality for those who would like this.

For further details, please do not hesitate to speak to the Wardens; we’d be delighted to welcome you to our Main Shul service.

9.30am minyan: RCAM

The Raleigh Close Alternative Minyan (“RCAM”) provides an alternative minyan each Shabbat and Yom Tov morning at Raleigh Close.

The minyan is led by its members who daven and lein each week in an informal, modern environment. We are the latest starting minyan of Raleigh Close starting at 0930 and generally finishing by 1130 to 1145 each week.

We provide a welcoming environment for our  150+ regular members who benefit from the beautiful, spacious and modern new Sol Cohen Hall complete with air conditioning and light ambiance. We also benefit from regular Divrei Torah from the shul’s Rabbonim and invited speakers and at the end of davening we have our own kiddush in a purpose-built hall which brings the minyan together to socialise and build friendships.

We are a cross generation minyan that currently comprises many young families but would openly welcome new members of all ages to our minyan.

If you’re thinking of joining then come along and if you want to get involved, then please do not hesitate to approach one of our Gabbaim.

Na’aleh

Na’aleh is a new, dynamic minyan created for students by students in the heart of Raleigh Close. With a welcoming and friendly environment it aims to provide a strong emphasis on a serious and focused davening.
Just got back from Israel – don’t have anywhere to daven on Shabbat?

Want to daven with your mates, and have a great kiddush?

Then Na’aleh is the place for you!

It boasts a host of features, most notably its energetic and melodious davening offering great Divrei Torah from both local speakers and student members from the minyan. Na’aleh puts a strong emphasis on bringing students together in Raleigh Close with events ranging from those with an educational foundation, to packed Friday Nights in the Sol Cohen, to Yom Ha’atzmaut BBQ’s and many more!

To join Na’aleh with the full range of benefits including discounted/free entrance to events, why not sign up to TCM?

Youth Service

For details of the youth services available on a Shabbat, Yom Tov and Sunday morning, please click here.

Kiddushim

We invite members to sponsor or co-sponsor Kiddush on a Shabbat morning to mark any occasion. Kiddushim can be ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ and it is also possible to arrange outside catering if required. Please contact the Shul office in the first instance for details.