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Paying tribute to the world’s first female rabbi

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

You might be surprised to learn that the world's first female rabbi was Regina Jonas, who was ordained in 1935 in Berlin. A series of events has just taken place in Germany and the Czech Republic, attended by a number of pioneering female rabbis, honouring her memory and work. Our own Rabbi Dr Jackie Tabick, the UK’s first female rabbi and Convener of the Reform Beit Din for the UK and Europe was there and reflects here on her experiences.

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Radlett Reform Synagogue celebrate 10 years of their Senior Rabbi

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

It was the hottest day of the year and yet Radlett Reform synagogue was packed to capacity for a musical Erev Shabbat service.  Members, friends and rabbinic colleagues had gathered to celebrate Rabbi Paul Freedman’s 10th anniversary with the community and indeed his 10th anniversary since his rabbinic ordination.

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Rio's ARI community: empowering Latin America, inspiring the world

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

For the first time in its history, the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) International Convention will be held in a Latin American country. Connections 2015 will take place May 13-16 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The host congregation will be the Associação Religiosa Israelita (ARI).

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Remembering the First World War

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Next Monday Bevis Marks Synagogue will host the Jewish community's commemoration marking 100 years since the start of the First World War. Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner will represent the Movement at the event. Rabbi Sybil Sheridan, Chair of the Assembly of Rabbis, will represent Reform Judaism at the commemoration event at Westminster Abbey.

A number of synagogues will also host events. For details, please contact the synagogue directly. A full list of our communities can be found here.

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