Reform Movement News

Kol Chai chairman Robert Braham and Rabbi Naomi Goldsmith Kol Chai, Hatch End Reform Jewish Community was packed for a special Shabbat Induction Service on January 13th, officially welcoming Rabbi Naomi Goldman to her new post. Having begun her duties in September, this was the first opportunity for chairman Robert Braham to [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
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On 15 January 2018, 180 Year 8 students from Canons High School visited Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue to participate in an educational programme on the Holocaust. For many, it was the first time that they had set foot inside a synagogue. The Mayor and Mayoress of Barnet, Dr Matthew Offord [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
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Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue (EHRS) is one of the largest synagogues in the UK with over 2000 families as members. It was formed in 2017 from the merger of Edgware & District Reform Synagogue with Hendon Reform Synagogue. EHRS is looking to fill this new hands-on role within the finance [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
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The Banking Technology Awards 2017 took place on 13 December at the Millennium Mayfair hotel in London and Virgin Money's Jo Edwards was named the winner of the Women in Technology Award. Jo, a member of Newcastle Reform Synagogue was nominated for her voluntary work in inclusion and diversity, focussed on [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
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Pictured: Rabbi Professor Tony Bayfield and Rabbi Vardi; Rabbi Vardi and Rachael Lake, Mayor of Elmbridge North West Surrey Synagogue (NWSS) welcomed over 300 guests on Sunday, 14 January 2018 for the Induction of Rabbi Kath Vardi, the largest attendance ever at the shul. Distinguished guests included the Mayor of Elmbridge, local [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
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Brenda Dinsdale and Rabbi Ian Morris at Sinai Synagogue in Leeds
Sinai Synagogue in Leeds was practically full to capacity, when a special service was held to mark the retirement of Rabbi Ian Morris after 21 years in post. Rabbi Morris and his family were called up to the Torah, and read the blessings, which brought a tear to the eye [...]
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
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Click here to download a PDF of Reform Judaism in 1000 Words: The History of Reform Judaism Context Jewish history has always been a process of evolution and struggle, in relation with the changing world around. Rabbi James Baaden of Sha'arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue and LJG Utrecht, Netherlands explores here [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
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Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew with further specialisation in Rabbinic Literature, Aramaic or other Cognate Areas Leo Baeck College, based in north London, UK, is seeking to recruit a permanent Lecturer (Part-time 60%- 70%, teaching only, Open Rank) in Biblical Hebrew. The candidate should have teaching ability in a related area, such [...]
Thu, Jan 11, 2018
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Early Years Practitioner/Key worker wanted as soon as possible Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue are currently looking for an experienced Early Years Practitioner/Key Worker to work in our dynamic Pre-School (rated by Ofsted as Outstanding). We offer a caring and stimulating environment where children can learn and develop. Working hours 8.30 to [...]
Wed, Jan 10, 2018
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Pictured left to right: E J Cohen (ASL signer), Elizabeth Arendt (recipient of one of the dogs), Rabbi Celia Surget, Rabbi Paul Freedman, Esther Rose Bevan (BSL signer) with Head Warden Jack Alvarez in the front. In addition to sign language interpreters, Radlett Reform Synagogue had two very well behaved [...]
Tue, Jan 02, 2018
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