Sheffield United Synagogue host their 124th annual Hospital Sunday Service
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Thursday 30th January 2020

More than 160 people attended the 124th annual Hospital Sunday Service at the Sheffield United Synagogue last Sunday 26 January 2019.

Amongst the guests was the Chief Executive of the United Synagogue Dr Steven Wilson, and Mrs Zinkin, a Trustee of the United Synagogue.

The Service is an opportunity of inviting local civic dignitaries and other faith leaders to a service at the Kingfield Synagogue. This year, the visitors included Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councilor Tony Downing, the Master of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, the (Anglian) Bishop of Sheffield, the (Catholic) Bishop of Hallam and the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire.

This annual service, which started in 1870, gives the Sheffield Jewish community the opportunity to open their doors to worship as one community of all faiths and denominations.

The purpose of the Hospital Sunday Service is to raise funds to help people in need who the NHS does not pay for.

Rabbi Yoinnasson Golomb in his sermon emphasised the importance of the fund and examples were given on how even small amounts from the fund actually make a real difference in people’s lives.

After the service, a tea prepared by the Synagogue Guild was enjoyed by all, where further examples of the help given by the fund were explained. The Sheffield President presided over the event.

This is an important date in the Sheffield Community’s calendar, and Dr Steven Wilson commented, “It's always great to spend time with Sheffield United Synagogue and see how the community plays a significant part in civic life through their inspiring Hospital Sunday Service which has become one of my annual highlights. Caring is a core value of the United Synagogue and the Service showcases the best of what the United Synagogue has to offer.”