Resources for Purim
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, MRJ's Community Educator, has put together these resources to enrich your experience of Purim, whether in the classroom, at shul or at home. Purim begins on the evening of Saturday, 15 March.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner on leaving a Jewish legacy
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
In my work as a rabbi I am often with people who want to talk about what they believe; whom they love; their family; their dreams. Quite often that conversation becomes one about “what will happen when I die”? “How will all my hopes and aspirations be carried on into the future”? There are many occasions in our lifetimes where we talk about, or at least think about, what our legacy will be? This concern is an ancient and biblical one ever since Abra(ha)m (in Genesis 15:3) wondered, despite’s God’s promise to him, who would carry on his theological legacy.
Alyth remembers World War I
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Monday, 17 February 2014On Sunday morning February 2nd Alyth (North Western Reform Synagogue) held a unique commemoration of the centenary of World War One. Alyth members Kitty Freund, who is aged 101, and Alfred Silvertown, who is aged 99, held an audience of around eighty people spellbound as they spoke of their experiences growing up in the 1910s and 1920s and especially the effect that the War had on their lives. One young man at the event, Solly Brass, sketched them both and presented his pictures to them after he had heard them.
HMD events at Finchley Reform Synagogue
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Monday, 17 February 2014
"I hope to adopt some of your outlook on life. You are inspirational". "I will start to appreciate life more and let go of the anger I sometimes feel". These are some of the comments from young people who took part in Finchley Reform Synagogue's Holocaust Memorial Day events in February.
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