The secular new year has certainly been a busy one. Rosie went to the Beit Din on January 9th and we will be celebrating her admission to Judaism at the February service.
Our Beit Midrash was well attended and as lively as ever. A generation of Jewish scholars is emerging!
On January 26th, Hannah represented our community at the Holocaust Memorial Service. Her Hebrew singing filled St Peter Mancroft Church, and the excellent acoustics really enhanced the sound. Many people came up to me afterwards to comment on Hannah’s beautiful spiritual contribution. It really was the centrepiece of the whole event. Those of us in attendance were bursting with pride! The following day, we travelled down to Diss where Hannah celebrated a shared service with Ruth Stone and the Suffolk community. Thanks to Eric, some of you were able to zoom in to a lovely service which was followed by a chavurah lunch. Always good to be with our Suffolk friends.
Hannah Leyns (chants) The Song of the Sea at Diss
Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing people at our February service to share in Rosie’s admission. Rosie will be providing the kiddish to celebrate her achievement.
She has been co-opted on to council for some time now and she does a great deal of work for us behind the scenes.
She co-ordinates the Beit Midrash group, sorts out the Torah and Haftarah readings and more recently has started to compile the Yahrzeit list.
I hope you all received the newsletter from the NLPS Trust. Their donation to us took them over the one-million-pound mark. We are heavily featured in their newsletter, and this includes comments some of you made about the much improved quality of the zoom offering. Thanks to those who contributed.