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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner on leaving a Jewish legacy

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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.

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An update from Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner

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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.

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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner address Board of Deputies

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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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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner on Thought for the Day

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Written by Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner Monday, 23 September 2013

This Thought for the Day was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 11th September 2013. You can listen again here.

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