It’s been quite a month! It seems a long while since the February service but a lot has been going on behind the scenes. We had a lovely evening at the Josephs on the Friday night and some of our young people joined in the Engaging with Judaism session. On the Saturday, adult Hebrew got into full swing and Emily is happy for people to show up at 10am. This week’s service with Amy’s splendid bat mitzvah was at the Norwich Hebrew Congregation (NHC).
We had a very successful children’s Hebrew session at our last service weekend and the children came in to the tail end of the service. These sessions are going really well. It is lovely to have all the children come into the service.
We’re also always pleased to welcome new members to our community and will be pleased to have Barbara, Penny and Natasha attend services and participate in the community in future. Our membership is growing and we will be considering having a representative at the Board of Deputies in London at our AGM later this month. This is excellent news.
At our AGM on Wednesday March 16th, we will provide information about all aspects of the community – finance, Rabbi Leah’s role, cheder, outreach and the chair’s report!
The following Wednesday is our Purim party. There will be bagels & hamantaschen and more. Also the two ugly sisters, Stuart is working hard on a short play and Joel will read the Megillah. Fancy dress is optional but makes it more fun. Please see our events for more details.
The big event took place on our Saturday service this month – Amy’s bat mitzvah. And she did splendid! Also Amy has been collecting for the Norwich Foodbank as her contribution to the wider community. This will well complement NLJC foodbank box to benefit the wider community even more.
Annie Henriques, Chair NLJC