Muslims and Jews mark end of fast together at Alyth
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Thursday, 17 July 2014
The first kosher iftar was held at Alyth on Monday 6 July. Alyth members welcomed Muslim friends and neighbours and joined them in breaking their Ramadan fast with an evening of food, sharing and learning. This event is part of the ongoing interfaith work done by Alyth in the local community. It was organised in conjunction with the Muslim community’s launch of The Big Iftar.
A helping hand for Holocaust survivors and refugees
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 15 July 2014Six Point Foundation was set up in 2011 with some of the proceeds from the disposal of assets which were owned by the Otto Schiff Housing Association (OSHA). OSHA had its origins in a fund set up in 1933 to rescue Jewish people from Nazi oppression in Germany. Since the Foundation made its first grant, it has awarded over £360,000 in over 340 grants to individual Holocaust survivors and refugees in financial need.
Statement on the situation in Israel and Gaza
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Wednesday, 09 July 2014
A statement from Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism.
Jewish Joint Burial Society announces new ohel for Woodland Cemetery and new undertaking service
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 08 July 2014
The Jewish Joint Burial Society, which provides funeral services to 37 Reform, Masorti, Liberal and independent synagogues, is excited to announce the commencement of building the ohel (cemetery prayer hall) at the Woodland Cemetery at Cheshunt. This is the first Jewish woodland cemetery in Europe and provides a beautiful facility for those who wish to be buried a natural setting and also facilities for burying the non-Jewish partners of our congregants.
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