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Your monthly Phone and Learn
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Issue 68
June 2015
Sivan 5775
  Your direct line to Jewish Inspiration

Dear Reader, 

I am delighted to have joined the PaL team as Programme Coordinator and I look forward to being in touch with you all. Please feel free to call, email or message me whenever you wish.
We are excited here at PaL that Rivka Graham, our Programme Coordinator who went on maternity leave a couple of weeks ago has just given birth to a baby girl! Mother and baby are well. We send Rivka our warmest mazal tov wishes and look forward to her return in due course.

Summer is a time when we see the world in all its breathtaking beauty. Everything is alive, and we can rediscover the amazing surroundings in which we live. Take the time to enjoy it! 


You can find out about events of interest in our Round Up below, alternatively you could pick up a new Jewish book to study - take a look at the new releases we've highlighted.          


Warm regards


Rochel Taylor
Programme Coordinator 
Round Up...

An Overview of Events in the Community




J - Knowledge

Tuesdays @ 8:30pm

Ilford Federation Synagogue, Clarence Ave

Each week examine a different Jewish concept, all welcome, refreshments included. 

For more information contact:


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JLadies Netball

Sunday 28th June @ 5:00pm

Cost £4

For more information and to book a place contact Michelle Tamir on 07908 052 936
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Shabbat @ Seed

Shabbat 27th June. Would love you to join us for Shabbat lunch at Seed. Games, toys and fun for all the family.  

For more information call/text Vanessa 07506 681 957

Ask the Rabbi 
with Rabbi Harvey Belovski 
Questions from the PaL Mailbag... 
Q: I was discussing with my tutor about an upcoming family barbeque we are hosting. My tutor mentioned it may be a problem to barbeque fish and meat at the same time, can you clarify whether it is a problem and if so why?

A: Barbeques are popular at this time of year, if the weather stays dry for a bit.  Most kosher butchers sell a good range of BBQ meats, so it should be straightforward in terms of kashut, but there is one rule to look out for - avoiding cooking fish and meat together.  Of course, fish is technically pareve - certainly not meaty, but the Talmud mentions a concern about cooking or eating meat and fish together.  The reason for this is not clear, but it appears to be a metaphysical issue.  As such, fish and meat should not be cooked together on a BBQ; if you want to cook fish after the meat has been removed, give it a bit of a clean first.



  New Releases  
Heaven Prints
Sara Yocheved Rigler
Our Sages Showed the Way
Yocheved Segal
Journey Through Nach
Rabbi Daniel Fine / Chaim Golker
(Adir Press)
Save 10%!   
With thanks to PaL's Judaica suppliers Torah Treasures (NW11), Judaica World (Manchester) and Brauns Judaica (N16) a 10% discount is offered on every book purchase made for your PaL partnership!

Torah Treasures
020 8458 8289  
Judaica World
0161 773 4956
Brauns Judaica
020 8809 9393

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