It seems a very long time since we had our last service with Rabbi Leah when we had the wonderful quadruple occasion of Sam’s Barmitzvah and Leonie, Ollies’ and Lilys’ Kabbalat Torah celebrations. Rabbi Leah is now back from Israel and worked with young people at LJYNetzer camps throughout the rest of August. I know some of our children attended these activities. It’s great that they can meet other Jewish children and extend their thinking outside the confines of Norfolk.
Although missing Rabbi Leah, we’ve kept ourselves busy this summer. Some of us walked with the “Faith in Pride” group supporting LGBT groups in the Norwich Pride parade. Thanks to Adrian for our rainbow flag superimposed with a Magen David!
I’d like to thank our Ba’al Tefillah group – Emily, Meike and Joel for the services they’ve prepared for us over the summer months. Emily also led an Erev Shabbat service in the Peill Room.
We had a double clean up over one weekend when some of us worked with members of the NHC to clean up the little chapel in the Bowthorpe cemetery. I think I can reliably say that we got rid of many decades of cobwebs! At the OMH, a couple of days later, a small group of us sorted out our Sukkah ready for our mini open day on OCTOBER 3rd. We’ve invited interfaith groups to this service. Sarah asked one of the neighbours if he could store our Sukkah and he obligingly said yes. Thank You!
Rabbi Leah is coming up to lead the Sukkot service so please try and make it. Then she is changing her October date to come on the third weekend, October 16th / 17th. We’re also looking forward to seeing Rabbi Leah at Erev Rosh Hashanah.
Please see the detailed timetable of the High Holy Day services under Services and Activities. In preparation for the High Holy Days we are having a Selichot Service in the Peill Room from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Please contact me if you would like to attend,