Thought for the week
A rabbi reflects on the events
of the last seven days
Dear Members and Friends,
Recently I had a conversation with someone in the process of conversion, they shared with me how connected they feel to God when they are in synagogue, but struggle to feel as connected when they are away from the community. I think this is something we can all relate to, for most of us we probably feel the deepest connection to our faith and our people when we are in a community. We are blessed to live in a diverse community and to be alive at a time and place where, as Jews, we are….
Read Rabbi Alexandra Wright’s Manifesto ahead of the General Election on December 12th
Statement on the London Bridge Stabbings
There is a tragic and painful irony in the deaths of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, both stabbed last Friday by Usman Khan who had been released from jail on licence in 2018, half-way through a 16-year sentence for terrorism offences. The two victims, one a coordinator, the other a volunteer, both in their twenties, were both involved in a prisoner rehabilitation programme at Cambridge University called ‘Learning Together.’
We utterly condemn the attack that brought two young lives to an end ….
Special Talk by Rabbi Michael Marmur and Avi Dabush
Monday 9 December at the LJS
Refreshments at 6.30 pm
BFRHR AGM at 7.00 pm followed by the talk at 7.20 pm