It seems a long time since our last service in mid-June. In early July, we had a lovely
summer gathering at Linda and Tims’ by the river in Coltishall. It is abundantly clear
that we need to schedule in more social events as we all love getting together for a
schmooze. Peter and Sandi are going to start organising some events over the
winter months, in particular some rambles in the Norfolk countryside.
We said our fond goodbyes to Michael, Coral and Oren and they are already in
Glasgow settling into Scottish life. Poor Oren only gets three weeks holiday as
Scottish schools go back in mid-August. We have had a steady stream of enquiries
over the summer months, so we will be seeing some new faces in September.
On August 20 th , a group of us met at the Old Meeting House, to set up the new
technology that has been purchased with a grant from the North London Progressive
Synagogue Trust (NLPS). We are very much hoping that this will make the hybrid
offering much more stable and accessible to those who rely on it. Big thanks go to
Eric and Philip who purchased the equipment for us. Also, to Linda, who has bought
some essential kitchen items to support social events. Some of us went along to the
Plantation Gardens where Bob and his band performed. Some of you heard them at
Linda and Tims’ and I’m sure you’ll agree, they are a group of very accomplished
Linda has been liaising with Rachel Berkson and Nick Young who are the two people
leading our High Holy Day services this year. Rachel is starting her rabbinic studies
at Leo Baeck in September and Nick has worked alongside Benji Stanley at
Westminster Synagogue for many years and is a very good cantor. As an aside, in
early April, Leah and Benji welcomed a little girl into the world – Jules Pressie.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone on September 1 st / 2 nd when Hannah will
be back with us after her six week stay in Israel.
Enjoy the summer