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Sinai's intergenerational Shabbat

Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Rabbi Janie Grackin, storyteller, author, family life educator, professional development facilitator, storahteller was a special guest at Sinai Synagogue in Leeds for Shabbat 5-6 of June. She was invited to speak at Sinai’s monthly Chavurah supper, where she introduced the concept of intergenerational services, talking about "lowering the barriers, without lowering the bar". in order to make services accessible to all, without reducing meaning.

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Challah making at Sinai

Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The latest is Sinai Synagogue Leeds’ Judaism through Cooking course took place on June 7th. Sinai member and expert cook Petra Mullen taught a lively group of enthusiastic novice challah makers how to make challah, from start to finish. While the dough rose, she explained the commandment of taking challah and discussion ensued about the reason for two challot, different shapes for different purposes, and variations in the recipe.

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Westminster Faith Debate on women bishops.

Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Monday, 08 June 2015

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner took part in this debate on 26 May, noting that Reform Judaism celebrates 40 years of women rabbis this summer. You can now listen to the debate and download podcasts of the contributions.

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Surrey SACRE visit North West Surrey Synagogue

Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Friday, 05 June 2015

North West Surrey Synagogue (NWSS) hosted a well-attended meeting of Surrey SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) on Tuesday 2 June, combining RE teachers and synagogue members who host school visits to the shul.

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