The service in January was amazing; we had a full house with
adults and all the children who came into the service after their
first Hebrew lesson with Lily. A big thank you goes to Lily for
her calm and assured way of teaching so many children of such
varied ages and abilities. So now we have Leah running cheder
from 10 till 11 and Lily doing Hebrew tuition from 11:15 till 12.
After that the children and their parents will join the
The Tu B’shvat Seder also was a great success and it was brilliant
how many stayed on following our service. Thank you Rabbi
Leah for making this event so enjoyable and yet so informative.
The best bit is that it was so inclusive and small children
through to our more senior members all gained something
special from it!
We also gained a great deal from the Joan Goodman Lecture, as
we enjoyed a talk for young people ‘Looking at Chagall’ and a
lecture ‘From Comics to Chagall: 20th & 21st Century Jewish Art’
by speaker, Aaron Rosen, lecturer at Kings College, London. His
specialist area is Sacred Traditions and the Arts, which was of great
relevance to us. He says, a stunning number of modern artists have
been Jews. The talk was fascinating & there’s an equally fascinating
book on the subject recently published.
Annie Henriques, Chair