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Board of Deputies Election May 2015


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Reform Judaism congratulates Jonathan Arkush on his election to President of the Board of Deputies. We look forward to working with him and Senior Vice-President Richard Verber, Vice-Presidents Marie Van Der Zyl and Sheila Gewolb, and Treasurer Stuart MacDonald on the many pressing issues and opportunities facing our community.

We would also like to acknowledge the hard work of Vivian Wineman and his honorary officers, Laura Marks, Alex Brummer and Laurence Brass, and to wish them all the best for the future.


New students at Leo Baeck College


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Leo Baeck College is delighted to announce the new intake of students who will be joining the rabbinic programme in September 2015. Yaera Ratel, Elliott Karstadt, Anna Posner, Deborah Blausten, and Frankie Stubbs join the class of 2015 from a variety of backgrounds.  Jessica Rosenfield was also accepted and will join the programme in 2016. We at Reform Judaism are especially proud to note that Deborah Blausten and Frankie Stubbs have both worked at the Movement, making an incredible contribution to our communities and Reform Jewish life in this country.

Read more: New students at Leo Baeck College


Rakefet Online demonstration


Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Movement for Reform Judaism has been working on sourcing a solution for an updated synagogue management system for some time. Rakefet are in the process of updating their current system. We have been in contact with Melissa Wolfmann, Managing Director of Rakefet Unlimited, and have had a number of conversations with her about the new product. We are pleased to confirm that Melissa Wolfmann will be coming to the Sternberg Centre to demonstrate the new Rakafet Online beta product.

Read more: Rakefet Online demonstration


Sinai's Oy Factor


Monday, 11 May 2015

Sinai Synagogue Leeds' annual Oy! Factor, organised by youth leader Rhiannon Humphreys, was enjoyed by all.

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