Throughout all Services, decorum is expected, especially when the Ark is open, during the leyening & at times when the Rabbi is addressing the congregation, furthermore, one should not enter or leave the Synagogue at such times.
Those who do not observe decorum are being disrespectful to the clergy & the synagogue & also their conversation intrudes on other congregant’s concentration.
Mobile phones, other electrical devices & cameras must not be used on a Shabbat or Yom Tov.
Hand bags should not be brought to Shul on Shabbat & Yom Tov.
DRESS CODE FOR LADIES
We trust ladies will adhere to the Dress Code.
It is important that those holding a Simcha ensure that their female family members & friends (be they Jewish or non Jewish) are made aware of the Code.
The Dress Code is illustrated below:
Visitors to the Synagogue are welcomed but kindly contact the office in advance to confirm arrangements. When attending Services, Tallitot & Yarmulkes (Kippot) are available for visitors.
Sabbath Service booklets are available in English.
The BHH welcomes visits to the Synagogue by organized groups.
A talk lasting some 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minute questions and answers session, is the norm.
One of our lady members usually is on hand to welcome Junior Schools & one of our male members welcomes Senior School visitors & adult groups.
To arrange a visit contact the Synagogue Office in the first instance.
BABY CHANGING FACILITIES
These are located in the Foyer & the Ladies Toilets on the top floor.
Smoking is not permitted within any part of the Synagogue and Function Rooms.
Additionally, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Synagogue grounds on a Shabbat or Yom Tov.
The use of mobile phones & other electrical devices is prohibited in the Synagogue, buildings or the grounds on a Shabbat or Yom Tov.
Hand bags should not be brought to the Synagogue on a Shabbat or Yom Tov.
There is a wall mounted telephone in the Foyer that may be used to dial 999, in the event of an emergency.
The BHH has a Defibrillator located in the Disabled Toilet in the Foyer & may be used by a GP or trained member of staff.
THE BOARD OF DEPUTIES
The Board is the elected representative of the British Jewish Community and thus is the voice of British Jewry.
Its wide ranging activities are largely financed by a voluntary communal levy of £25 (2008) per member of each affiliated Synagogue.
The BHH sends a delegate to attend meetings in London, reporting back to the BHH Shul Council.