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Virtual Service Times
Wednesday 8th April (Erev Pesach)
Shacharis and Siyum: 7:45am
Mincha: 2:00pm

Motzei Shabbos 11th April (1st Day Chol Hamoed)
Termination of Shabbos: 8:56pm
Maariv: 9:15pm

Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April (2nd & 3rd Days Chol Hamoed)
Shacharis: 8:30am
Mincha: 2:00pm
Maariv: 8:45pm
Special Guidance for Davening over Yom Tov and Shabbos
As always on Yom Tov it is recommended to daven from a machzor. If one does not have a machzor, both the Artscroll and Singer's siddurim contain Yom Tov prayers.

All the Yom Tov prayers are said as normal with the exception of the repetition of the Amidah, kaddish, borchu, kedusha and the order of opening of the Ark.

On first day Yom Tov (Thursday), one may recite the Tefilas Tal normally said by the Chazan. From Mincha onwards on that day one stops saying Mashiv HaRuach.

After Maariv on second night Yom Tov (Thursday night), one begins counting the Omer.

Beginning on Shabbos Chol HaMoed and throughout Chol HaMoed, one adds Yaale VeYavo to every prayer; Half Hallel to Shacharis; and recites the Yom Tov Musaf.

On Friday night, don't say the sections of Kabolas Shabbos that are normally omitted on Shabbos Chol HaMoed or Magen Avos.

On Shabbos day, omit the repetition of the Amidah, kaddish, borchu, kedusha and the order of opening of the Ark. Also omit the second Yekum Purkan, Mi Sheberach, and Av Ha-Rachamim.

It is appropriate to read the Torah readings and Haftora of each day without reciting the blessings.

These readings can be found in the Machzor or in the Stone Chumash:

First Day: p354 (Bo 12:21-54), p892 (Pinchas 28:16-25), p1221

Second Day: p680 (Emor 22:26-23:44), p892 (Pinchas 28:16-25), p1222

Shabbos Chol HaMoed: 505 (Ki Sisa 33:12-34:26), p892 (Pinchas 28:16-25), p1224

On Motzei Shabbos, begin saying VeSen Brocho.
Condolences to Mr Ralph Marcus and his family on the very sad passing of his wife, Mrs Valerie Marcus ע"ה.

Condolences to Mrs Harriett Levy and her family on the very sad passing of her mother, Mrs Karen Lipkin ע"ה.

Condolences to Mrs Mandy Leigh and her family on the very sad passing of her father, Mr Walter Hirsch ע"ה.
Important Announcements
Stay Up to Date:

For information for the community relating to health, well-being and practical guidance in response to the Coronavirus outbreak visit
Join our Virtual Community!
We have suspended all in person services and shul activities until further notice and that is very hard.

But the lights have not gone out in our communal heart and we have started to use technology extensively to bring our community together. It can be a little fiddly at first, but we urge you to try and use it and to help others to do so as well. It really keeps us all connected!

These are the initiatives that we have launched so far:

WhatsApp Groups:

HPHC info is our primary means of communication about shul activities and other important communal information. Please make sure you are on it.

HeatonParkSocial is a group for mutual support, ideas and company.

HPHC Shiurim is for posting classes and shiurim.

If you would like to join any of these groups, please message Rabbi Walker.

Live Virtual Programming:

Every weekday davening, Children’s and Youth’s Activities and Shiurim will be streamed on Zoom. Please email for the links.

Recordings will also be made available.

Our Facebook page and website and email lists will also be active.

Please do virtually join us!
Virtual Children's events
We will be holding a Children Service Virtual Shabbos Party every Friday morning (except Yom Tov) and will be launching a number of other children and youth virtual activities over the coming weeks on Zoom.

For the Zoom link, further updates and extras, please email to be added to our mailing list.

-Sara and Ellie, Children service leaders.
General Guidance for Davening at Home and Virtual Services
Virtual Services:

In order to qualify as a minyan ten adult males must be physically present in one place. A virtual service is therefore not a minyan regardless of the number of participants.

The purpose of our virtual services is to encourage us to daven at the same time, to inspire us and to nurture our communal spirit and unity in these trying times.

We can't include anything at these virtual services that requires a minyan e.g. kaddish.

Please contact Rabbi Walker directly for advise on what to do regarding kaddish.

Men and women are equally welcome to join the virtual services

Davening at Home (with or without a virtual service):

It is good to daven at the times that we have set for the virtual services so that we can be together in time if not in space.

Davening at home should be done in a place which is quiet and conducive to prayer. It should be clean and there is a preference to daven facing a wall (without photos or pictures of people) to avoid distraction. Nearby bathroom and toilet doors should be closed.

Davening should be done facing in the direction of Israel (South- East).

It is appropriate to designate a special room or space in the home for davening.

When davening at home, it is important to dress appropriately and as you would in Shul. This is especially necessary when members of opposite genders are davening together.

The repetition of the Amidah, kaddish, borchu and kedusha are omitted when not davening with a minyan.

Davening at home is an opportunity to concentrate on our prayers even more than usual.

It is also a wonderful opportunity to encourage everyone in the family to join in and to daven together.
Upcoming Events
There are no upcoming events posted at this time.
Shabbos & Yom Tov Times
Pesach Timetable
Wednesday 8th April Erev Pesach:
Fast of First Born
Eruv Tavshilin
Eat chometz until 10:17am
Finish burning chometz by 11:41am
Latest candle lighting: 7:42pm
Seder must not commence before 8:35pm

Thursday 9th April, 1st Day Pesach:
Earliest candle lighting: 8:52pm
Second Seder and its preparations must not commence before 8:52pm
Commence counting the Omer

Friday 10th April, 2nd Day Pesach (Bank Holiday)
Latest candle lighting: 7:46pm

Shabbos 11th April, 1st Day Chol Hamoed
Shir Hashirim
Termination of Shabbos: 8:56pm

Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April (Bank Holiday): 2nd & 3rd Days Chol Hamoed

Tuesday 14th April, 4th Day Chol Hamoed Erev Yom Tov
Latest candle lighting: 7:53pm

Wednesday 15th April, 7th Day Pesach
Earliest candle lighting: 9:04pm

Thursday 16th April, 8th Day Pesach
Termination of Yom Tov: 9:06pm

Shabbos Shemini (Mevarchim)18th April:
Candle Lighting: 7:59pm
Shabbos Ends: 9:10pm

Shabbos Tazria Metzora (Rosh Chodesh) 25th April:
Candle Lighting: 8:12pm
Shabbos Ends: 9:25pm