Sun, 28 Apr


New Unity

Sha-Ḥaméts - Service and Brunch

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Sha-Ḥaméts - Service and Brunch

Time & Location

28 Apr 2019, 09:30 – 12:00

New Unity, 277A Upper St, Islington, London N1 2TZ, UK

About the Event

Join us for a fully egalitarian Sunday morning service and tefillin workshop. We will have extra tefillin and teachers on hand, able to help first timers regardless of gender and explain the different Sephardi styles of laying. Following Shaḥarit we will be having a ḥamets filled brunch- please bring vegetarian food to share!

You are welcome whether it is your first Sephardi service or first egalitarian service. Our services are completely peer-led and we encourage everyone to lead a section of the morning. We need people for teaching different styles of tefillin wrapping and leading sections of the service. Please get in touch if you are at all interested and of course we have help available for first time leaders to learn different Sephardi tunes/nusaḥ. If you have any spare tefillin at home, please let us know and bring them along!


9:30 -10 am - Tefillin workshop

10 - 11 am - Shaḥarit

11 - 12 am - Brunch

Families are very welcome, we will be providing children’s books and toys.

Components of the service - this is every tiny section that makes up the service, so don’t be afraid to volunteer for any of them you want:

ZEMIROT - Introductory section:

This is made up of individual psalms that we’ll pass around the room. We’ll start from Barukh She-amar.

SHAḤARIT - Main section:


Kaddish Lə’élla (half-Kaddish)

Blessings before the Shəma (4 paragraphs)

Shəma (3 paragraphs)

Blessings after the Shəma (3 paragraphs)


Kaddish Lə’élla (half-Kaddish)


Concluding section, more psalms and other bits and bobs.


Psalm 20

Uba ləTsiyyon

Psalm 86

Bét Ya’akov

Psalm 124

Psalm of the day (on Sundays, Psalm 24)

Kaddish Titkabbal (full Kaddish)

Psalm of the Day

Kaddish Yəhé Shəlama (mourners Kaddish)

Pittum Ketoret (including Én Kélohénu)

Kaddish deRabbanan (Rabbi’s Kaddish, also traditionally said by mourners)


Kolot haKahal is a new community aiming to provide Sephardi Jews in London with a space for religious and cultural engagement in which all are fully welcome to participate and lead. We’ll be doing services, shiurim, dinners, music nights and more, so like this page to hear details.

We are a welcoming space and a learning space, so if you’ve any interest in leading services or in learning to lead services then please get in touch. Please also get in touch if you want to teach, or help out in organising events.

New Unity is wheelchair accessible with level access from the front doors and a large accessible toilet. We will be using a room on the ground floor.

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