Communal Diary

Apr
17
Wed
The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club – To be Confirmed
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
28
Sun
Reform Judaism – `9 reasons for being reform and 1 for not`
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

Why are Reform synagogues growing? How do they differ from Orthodoxy?
Why are they relevant in today’s world?
Come and listen to two passionate leaders of Reform Judaism question, argue, and find out what it all means for you and our Jewish future.
It is intended to be a lively evening! Do bring your friends, especially those who don’t already belong to a Reform synagogue. Come and hear why these two rabbis are so excited about the future of Judaism and why they believe that future is Reform Judaism.
This is for members and non-members – there is no entry charge but entry is by bringing a non-Reform friend along (whether member of another synagogue or unaffiliated).
Writer and broadcaster, Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain MBE is minister of Maidenhead Synagogue and has written several books on the history of British Jewry and Reform Judaism. He appears on radio and TV, and is a columnist for the Jewish Chronicle and The Times.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner is the Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism. With over 30 years as Jewish educator, she is a regular broadcaster including Thought for the Day and The Big Questions. Having grown up in Orthodoxy and moved to Reform Judaism she is passionate about equality, Judaism, Israel, LGBTI issues and youth empowerment.

Includes light refreshments.

Apr
30
Tue
End of Life Care in the Jewish Community
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dealing with death can be a difficult time for patients and their families.

Rabbi Dovid Eisenberg would like you to join him and guests –

Professor Matthew K Makin MA MD FRCP (Edinburgh) – Medical Director and Responsible Officer

and

Fiona Murphy MBE Honorary Doctorate – – Associate Director of Nursing, End of Life, Bereavement, Organ and Tissue Donation

From the Northern Care Alliance, NHS Group

The evening will consist of a talk with a questions and answers session with the panel

May
1
Wed
Annual Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
May
7
Tue
UJIA Yom Hazikaron Event
May 7 @ 6:00 pm
May
9
Thu
Community Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebrations
May 9 all-day

Details tbc

UJIA Yom Ha’atzmaut Business Breakfast
May 9 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Further details tbc

Yom Ha’atzmaut Flag Raising Ceremony (Followed by Reception)
May 9 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
May
12
Sun
Manchester Jewish Genealogical Society Annual Northern Conference
May 12 @ 9:15 am – 4:45 pm

This will be a full day event and a kosher light buffet lunch is included in the ticket price. Refreshments will be served on arrival and during the day. There is free on-site parking.

More details and copies of the programme may be obtained from [email protected] or by telephoning 07342 342881.

The conference is open to members and non-members of JGSGB.

May
13
Mon
MDA Dinner
May 13 @ 7:00 pm