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21 Elul 5779 - 20 September 2019

Services & Minyanim

On Shabbat, please join us for Seudah Shlishit between Mincha and Maariv.
All services are held in the shul building at Wootton Gardens.

Date Day Shacharit Mincha Ma’ariv Extra Information
1st Sunday
Rosh Chodesh Elul
8:30 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha
2nd Monday
7:30 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha
3rd Tuesday 7:45 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha
4th Wednesday 7:45 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha
5th Thursday 
7:30 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha
6th Friday
7:45 am 5:55 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
following Mincha
Candles: 6:21 pm
7th Shabbat 9:00 am 7:20 pm 8:31 pm
Parsha: Shoftim
8th Sunday
8:30 am 6:00 pm Following Mincha
9th Monday
7:30 am 6:00 pm Following Mincha
10th Tuesday 7:45 am 6:00 pm Following Mincha
11th Wednesday 7:45 am 6:00 pm Following Mincha
12th Thursday
7:30 am 6:00 pm Following Mincha
13th Friday
7:45 am 5:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat/
following Mincha
Candles: 6:08 pm
14th Shabbat 9:00 am 7:05 pm
8:14 pm
Parsha: Ki Tetzei
15th Sunday
8:30 am 5:50 pm Following Mincha
16th Monday
7:30 am 5:50 pm Following Mincha
17th Tuesday 7:45 am 5:50 pm Following Mincha
18th Wednesday 7:45 am 5:50 pm Following Mincha
19th Thursday
7:30 am 5:50 pm Following Mincha
20th Friday
7:45 am 5:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat/
following Mincha
Candles: 5:55 pm
21st Shabbat 9:00 am 6:45 pm 7:58 pm
Parsha: Ki Tavo
First Night Selichot: 11:30 pm
22nd Sunday
8:30 am 5:40 pm Following Mincha
23rd Monday
7:30 am 5:40 pm Following Mincha
24th Tuesday 7:45 am 5:40 pm Following Mincha
25th Wednesday 7:45 am 5:40 pm Following Mincha
26th Thursday 
7:30 am 5:40 pm Following Mincha
27th Friday
7:45 am 5:10 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
following Mincha
Candles: 5:35 pm
28th Shabbat 9:00 am 6:35 pm 7:42 pm
Parsha: Netzavim
29th Sunday
Erev Rosh Hashana
8:30 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha Yom Tov begins and Candle Lighting: 6:30 pm
30th Monday
First Day Rosh Hashana
8:00 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha Tashlich: 4.30 pm
Candles: After 7:37 pm
1st Tuesday
Second Day Rosh Hashana
8:00 am 6:20 pm Following Mincha Yom Tov ends: 7:35 pm
2nd Wednesday
Fast of Gedaliah
7:00 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha Fast begins: 5:32 am
Fast ends: 7:24 pm
3rd Thursday 
7:00 am 6:15 pm Following Mincha
4th Friday
7:15 am 5:55 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
following Mincha
Candles: 6:19 pm
5th Shabbat Shuva 9:00 am 6:10 pm 7:26 pm
6th Sunday
8:00 am 6:20 pm Following Mincha
7th Monday
7:00 am 6:20 pm Following Mincha
8th Tuesday
Erev Yom Kippur
7:30 am 2:00 pm Following Mincha Candles : Before 6:00 pm
Fast begins: 6:00 pm
Kol Nidre: 6:15 pm
9th Wednesday Yom Kippur 9:30 am 4:30 pm Neilah: 6:00 pm
Following Neilah
Yizkor: 12:45 pm
Fast ends: 7:18 pm
10th Thursday
7:30 am 6:20 pm Following Mincha
11th Friday
7:45 am 5:40 pm Kabbalat Shabbat/
following Mincha
Candles: 6:04 pm
12th Shabbat 9:00 am 6:00 pm
7:11 pm
Parsha: Vayeilech
13th Sunday
Erev Sukkot
8:30 am 5:45 pm Following Mincha Candles and Yom Tov begins: 6:00 pm
14th Monday
1st Day Sukkot
9:00 am 6:00 pm Following Mincha Candles: After 7:07 pm
15th Tuesday
2nd Day Sukkot
9:00 am 6:00: pm Following Mincha Yom Tov ends: 7:05 pm
16th Wednesday
Chol Hamoed
7:30 am 6:05 pm Following Mincha
17th Thursday
Chol Hamoed
7:30 am 6:05 pm Following Mincha
18th Friday
Chol Hamoed
7:30 am 5:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat/
following Mincha
Candles: 5:50 pm
19th Shabbat
Chol Hamoed
9:00 am Kohelet 5:45 pm 6:57 pm
Parsha: Ha’Azinu
20th Sunday
Hoshana Rabbah
8:00 am 5:30 pm Following Mincha Candles and Yom Tov begins: 5:46 pm
21st Monday
Shemini Atzeret
9:00 am 5:50 pm Following Mincha Yizkor: approx. 10:30 am
Candles: After 6:53
22nd Tuesday
Simchat Torah
9:30 am Following Lunch 7:15 pm Hakafot: 10:30 am
Festival ends: 6:52 pm
23rd Wednesday 7:45 am 5:50 pm Following Mincha
24th Thursday 
7:30 am 5:50 pm Following Mincha
25th Friday
7:45 am 5:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
following Mincha
Candles: 5:36 pm
26th Shabbat
Mevarchin Ha’Chodesh
9:00 am 5:30 pm 6:44 pm
Parsha: Bereshit
27th Sunday 8:30 am 4:35 pm Following Mincha Clocks go back at 2:00 am
28th Monday
7:30 am 4:35 pm Following Mincha
29th Tuesday
1st Day Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
7:30 am 4:35 pm Following Mincha
30th Wednesday
2nd Day Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
7:30 am 4:35 pm Following Mincha
31st Thursday 
7:30 am 4:35 pm Following Mincha
1st Friday
7:45 am 4:35 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
following Mincha
Candles: 4:23 pm
2nd Shabbat 9:00 am 4:30 pm 5:33 pm
Parsha: Noah
3rd Sunday 8:30 am 4:25 pm Following Mincha
4th Monday
7:30 am 4:25 pm Following Mincha
5th Tuesday 7:45 am 4:25 pm Following Mincha
6th Wednesday 7:45 am 4:25 pm Following Mincha
7th Thursday 
7:30 am 4:25 pm Following Mincha
8th Friday
7:45 am 4:20 pm Kabbalat Shabbat
following Mincha
Candles: 4:11 pm
9th Shabbat 9:00 am 4:20 pm 5:22 pm
Parsha: Lech Lecha
10th Sunday
8:30 am 4:15 pm Following Mincha
11th Monday
7:30 am 4:15 pm Following Mincha
12th Tuesday 7:45 am 4:15 pm Following Mincha
13th Wednesday 7:45 am 4:15 pm Following Mincha
14th Thursday
7:30 am 4:15 pm Following Mincha
15th Friday
7:45 am 4:10 pm Kabbalat Shabbat/
following Mincha
Candles: 4:01 pm
16th Shabbat 9:00 am 4:15 pm
5:14 pm
Parsha: Vayera
(SH=Service held at the Suncliff Hotel)
(HR=Service held at the Hotel Royale)


Our Shabbat service starts at 9.00 am. While it is always our aim to respect the dignity and sanctity of shul proceedings, we find that a degree of informality helps to ensure a welcoming atmosphere that puts visitors at their ease. We aspire to a ruach that reaches everyone, be they regular or not-so-regular shul-goers. A concurrent feature of the main service is Bernie Dexter’s Children’s service – an institution much admired by all who have sampled its delights over the years. Follow the link to Uncle Bernie for detailed coverage. We also host a monthly Sephardi minyan which starts at 9:30 am, and takes place in the Gertrude Preston Hall. The organisers want you to know that you don’t have to be a Sephardi to attend and that their kiddush offers burekas as an alternative to fish balls!  Shabbat afternoon services commence about 75 minutes before the end of Shabbat and include a Seuda Shlishit (except in Summer), accompanied by a d’var Torah given by Rabbi Jesner or a visiting Rav or Dayan.


Daily morning and afternoon/evening services are held throughout the year, with Sunday afternoon service starting at the same time as the immediately preceding Friday’s Mincha.

Sephardi Minyan

A monthly Sephardi Minyan is held in Gertrude Preston Hall, at the premises of the Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation. Details of the forthcoming Sephardi Minyanim can be found at The Diary section of the website. Service commences at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Traditional Sephardi Kiddush All Members of the Community are welcome, you do not have to be a Sephardi to attend!

If you would like to sponsor the next kiddush, please

Simon Tammam on 07768 285 713 and Aviran Reuven on 07974 258 734

For more details:

Please contact Simon Tammam on 07768 285 713 or via the Sephardi Minyan address which is: 69 Orchard Avenue Poole BH14 8AH.

You can also get information via the Synagogue office –
T: (01202) 557433 or E: