Communal Diary


JVN Seminar: Volunteer Managers Forum
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We will be discussing the current situation with the Covid-19 crisis and share ideas with one another that are working during these challenging times. This session is suitable for anyone working with volunteers whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.

If there are any areas or questions you would like us all to discuss please notify us in advance by emailing [email protected] and we will be sure to include it.

There is a small charge of £5.00pp for non-JVN Members.

The Embassy of Israel and the Board of Deputies Present: ‘Celebrating the Druze Community’s Contribution to the State of Israel’
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

We are marking 100 years of the Druze joining the Haganah with a lecture by Dr Amir Khnifess, the Head of the Ronson Institute for Israeli-Druze Studies.

You can sign up via the following link:

Join us to what promises to be a fascinating event, and please feel free to pass on the invitation to your contacts.

The JRC Monthly Council Meeting
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
JRC/Nahamu Focus Group
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm

Nahamu ( have been gathering data about how different people
experience religious Jewish life. They use this data to be able to campaign for improved
experiences for people within the community, allowing the Jewish community to flourish and
remain sustainable.

You are invited to the first meeting of a focus group on Sunday November 1st at 8 p.m. to
share your reflections and experiences as a Jewish woman interacting with Batei Din.

Moderated by Yehudis Fletcher, founder or Nahamu and ISVA at Migdal Emunah, the purpose
of this discussion is to listen to each other and allow for your experience, whether good or
bad, to be added to a body of data that we hope can be learned from in the future.

Please confirm by email to [email protected] if you are able to attend and also
stating what name you use to be identified. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the meeting.

JVN Safeguarding Seminar with Shelley Marsh
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Safeguarding is essential knowledge for volunteers and volunteer managers in our community. This session will raise your awareness of safeguarding, helping you to know what to look out for and how to move any safeguarding concerns forward.

Shelley Marsh is the Executive Director of Reshet. Reshet created the Safeguarding Hub in the Jewish community which shares resources, raises awareness and facilitates training sessions and workshops, Shelley holds an MA in Community Leadership, is a NLP Master Practitioner and an experienced Safeguarding trainer.

There is a small charge of £15.00pp for JVN Members and £25.00pp for non-JVN Members for this session.

MDA Virtual Dinner
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
UK Jewish Film Festival
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

The UK Jewish Film Festival returns from 5 – 19 November 2020 with another spectacular programme exploring Jewish and Israeli life, history and culture. This year, the Festival will be streamed entirely online.

Explore the full programme for film times, expanded synopses, trailers and up-to-date event listings such as Q+As, panel discussions and special events. You can also download our programme but be sure to check back on the website for the latest information, including our Shorts Programme.

Festival screenings will take place on our secure streaming platform: Films will premiere at specific dates and times across the Festival and remain available to watch for a set period. Tickets are limited for each film so we encourage advance booking to avoid disappointment.

Take a look at our viewing guide for ways to watch as well as our FAQs. And to ensure the best possible cinema-at-home experience we will be offering technical support about streaming during the Fes

The JRC Antisemitism & Human Rights Committee Present a Rene Cassin Human Rights Webinar
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

Genocide of the Uyghurs: Learn about the Uyghurs and how we can help.

Rene Cassin “The Jewish Voice of Human Rights” –

Contact Karen: 07875 705388 or Michael 077770 392290

In order to register, please email the JRC office by noon on Thursday 6 November at [email protected]

The Muslim Jewish Forum Presents ‘What I like About Religion X’
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

We have organised a special event for Interfaith Week. Three speakers will talk about a religion that is not their own, focusing on what they like about it.

After the formal talks, members of the audience will have the chance to contribute along the same lines for any religion or belief, other than their own, to say what they like about that religion or belief.

The details are below:

When Sunday 15 November at 7pm
Via Zoom. You must register in advance using the link below:

Event Chair: Cllr Heather Fletcher

Mohammed Amin — Judaism
June Rosen — Christianity
The Very Reverend Rogers Govender MBE — Islam
The religions are listed in chronological order.

Vote of Thanks: Forum Co-Founder Afzal Khan CBE MP

Hindu Jewish Association Annual Seminar: ‘Hindu and Jewish Practices for Wellbeing’
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Zoom Call
ID 9133234873
Password 606121
Date & Time: 17 November 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Dr David Frawley – International Hinduism Expert and Educator; Jeremy Michelson – Board of Deputies Scholar and Jewish Educator

Come and hear the experts give a rare presentation on this current topic followed by a questions and answers session. This is an interfaith event and the audience will be a mixed one.