An update from Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Thursday, 30 January 2014
It is a privilege and real pleasure to be part of the shared leadership of our Movement. I would like to share some of my recent work, alongside our rabbis, lay members and professional staff. No two days are the same but one thing is constant; our voice and our Reform values are being heard more than ever, making an impact nationally and internationally, in the Jewish world and beyond.
David Jacobs to retire in June 2014
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Wednesday, 29 January 2014David Jacobs, the Director for Synagogue Partnership for the Movement for Reform Judaism, has decided to retire at the end of June 2014. He will pursue a number of interests in the fields of British Jewish history, genealogy and the Jewish Museum. After a short break David will begin a new relationship with the Movement as a Community Consultant working with a number of our communities running weekends, lunch and learn sessions and being available on an ad hoc basis enabling MRJ to benefit from his many years of synagogue management experience.
Conversations on conversion at our weekend away
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Monday, 27 January 2014
Are you considering conversion, are in the process of converting, or have recently become Jewish? Join us for a residential weekend in Derbyshire from 21-23 March forming networks with those following a similar path and facing similar issues. We’ll enjoy Shabbat together in a warm, open environment for questions and discussions.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner address Board of Deputies
Written by Movement for Reform Judaism Friday, 24 January 2014
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner gave a major address to the Board Of Deputies plenary last Sunday, 19 January. The address spoke to the entire Jewish community, transcending movements, setting out a vision of how we can nurture Jewish life in times of enormous change.
This is just one example of our work promoting Reform values and ensuring that these values have an impact on the national Jewish debate. Rabbi Laura was very warmly received by the packed plenum and Laurence Brass, Treasurer of the Board, paid tribute to her in his vote of thanks noting that “she is a golden thread running through the Jewish community.”
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