From the Chair
I can’t really believe that Rosh Hashanah has come around so
quickly this year. It must be something to do with getting older!
We have some new treats this year including Lily singing the Bruch
Kol Nidre alongside Maya’s cello playing. We also have a record
number of people who have put their names forward to read from
the Bimah over the holiday period. It’s great to have so many
people actively involved. This year, we also seem to have a very
willing group of young people who are joining in.
Leah spent most of August at the young people’s camps in
Hampshire. It must be so nice for our young people – Amy, Lily,
Freddie, Max and Anna to have their very own rabbi working with
them there. And of course, Leonie went on the Israel tour. I’m sure
she’ll tell you about it herself!
We had a lovely Selichot service last Saturday run by Emily and
Meike. We worked in small groups and we were able to reflect on
the meaning of forgiveness together. I found it a really good way of
getting me into the ‘zone’.
We’ve got a busy autumn coming up after the High Holy Days and
I’m pleased to say that we’ve had a very good response from our
interfaith friends. There should be quite a crowd at the Sukkot
service on October 3rd and now all we need to do is pray for good
weather. There is a challah baking afternoon at the Norwich
Hebrew congregation on October 22nd from 2pm and Marian hopes
some of us will be able to come along.
On November 22nd we have booked the forum for our Hanukah
Fayre. If people can run a stall, Sarah or Stuart would love to hear
from you. The more stalls the merrier! And a big thank you to those people who put their names forward to take in an asylum seeker in
the event of people coming to Norfolk.
In the meanwhile Shanah Tovah to you all and I look forward to
seeing people over the next couple of weeks.
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From the Chair