Wimbledon welcomes Rabbi Jason Rosner
Written by Reform Judaism Friday, 06 November 2015
Rabbi Jason Rosner has taken up his post as the new Rabbi of Wimbledon and District Synagogue.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner on the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin z”l
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Wednesday, 04 November 2015
As a child, I was privileged to meet Yitzhak Rabin z”l. His impact on me was powerful. He was a fierce, formidable man. Not a politician eager to please and charm but one focussed, determined and ideologically driven. I have another powerful memory, of being in Jerusalem where I lived 20 years ago. The Prime Minister had been assassinated and was lying in state. Notices around the city reminded us in stark black and white that Rabin’s last will was the pursuit of peace. I felt a sense of bleak dread, that his will would not be fulfilled. And sadly it proved to be true.
North West Surrey Synagogue hosts Memorial Scrolls Trust traveling exhibition
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Tuesday, 03 November 2015
The Memorial Scrolls Trust’s travelling exhibition visted North West Surrey Synagogue (NWSS) in October. A special Shabbat service remembering the Czech community of Klatovy was held on Saturday 17 October, as Jean Cohen explains.
Welcoming people to Judaism in Florence
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Monday, 02 November 2015
The European Progressive Beit Din (religious court) has just returned from Florence where it facilitated the conversions of 33 candidates from Italy and Spain over two days. The Beit Din, based at the Sternberg Centre in London and convened by Rabbi Dr Jackie Tabick, supports member communities of the European Union for Progressive Judaism in welcoming people to Jewish life.
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