the new ehc headers

This Week's Shabbat Times

June 26 - 27

Tammuz 5

Begins: 21.47

Ends: 23.30
Fri Mincha/Ma'arv None
Candlelighting 21.47
Sedra Korach
Shabbat morning None

For all this week's Service Times CLICK HERE

Edinburgh WIZO

Edinburgh WIZO was founded after the First World War and has been active ever since, closely affiliated with the rest of WIZO's national and international network of Jewish women.

Every WIZO cell in the world is responsible for one project of social importance to women and children in Israel. WIZO is a voluntary society of Jewish women who raise funds from 57 countries through its 1/4 million members to provide education, care and support for women of all ages and backgrounds in Israel . WIZO's projects are non-denominational, non-political and non-racial. It is WIZO women who help to care for the elderly in day centres around Israel and WIZO women who help to provide social care for new immigrants from Ethiopia and Russia who often have difficulty adjusting to a new modern, urban lifestyle.

Edinburgh WIZO is responsible for part-funding a crèche in the new town of Dimona in the Negev desert. There, children from all racial backgrounds are catered for on a daily basis. Lately the Edinburgh group has provided funds to modernise and extend this facility to help take on more children in this ever-growing community.

A series of well-attended social functions are held throughout the year, including lunches in members' homes, dinners with guest speakers, theatre evenings and bridge tournaments.

WIZO also have a small shop in the hallway of the Synagogue, selling Judaica to the community, with an emphasis on festivals and simchot

The shop, manned by volunteers, is open on Sunday mornings before each festival and at other times by arrangements. A large selection of New Year cards, greetings cards, kippot and memorial candles, is always available, whilst a small number of chanukiyot, seder plates and covers, mezuzot, tallitim, and various gift items may be purchased or ordered. Any books of Jewish interest may be ordered, although some Hagaddot and children's books are in stock.

Contact Us

Secretary CLICK HERE

Rabbi click here

Facebook logo 36x36.svgLook at our new Facebook Page

Email Preferences

To sign up to routine emails, or to stop them, click HERE.

Latest Events

 Community Welfare Update

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

 

Dear EHC member

A week is a long time in politics and seems to be an equally long time under Covid.  We have heard of the enormous strides that have been achieved in safeguarding our health in Scotland.  May I just add a word of caution for all of us but for those shielded especially and that is to continue to respect the social distancing and other rules that are in place even when it may appear that those around us are flouting them.  They are there for good reason!

 

 Read More