I can’t believe another month has passed and we’re well past mid summer’s day. Before we know it, we’ll be celebrating the High Holy Days! Do make contact if you want to attend.
Although I was away for the June service, I’ve been very moved by what people said about it. Thanks Meike, Joel and Philip; people were using superlatives to describe your skills on the bimah
– words like impressive, remarkable, sensitive to name but a few!
Then later in the month, Emily and Joel led an intimate Friday night service where we were given an opportunity to share a bit about ourselves. This really opened up the conversation and the people
who were there, all know each other better as a result. We were pleased to receive a gift from Joel’s friend Barbara from Lincoln: a book about the connections between Lincoln Cathedral and the Jewish community in that city.
For Saturday, July 11th. People were asked to bring one of their Jewish artifacts and to talk briefly about why this object has personal significance for them. People were very open and we had very enjoyable and interesting time. Afterwards, Ruth’s Kitchen (Jerusalem street food) for lunch & a good old shmooze. When Rabbi Leah is away, much as we miss her, it gives us an opportunity to do things a bit differently and in the process; I think we strengthen our community.
Later in July, the 25th to be precise, it is the Pride event & parade in Norwich. This year there is a special banner for “Faith in Pride” and the Star of David will be on this. We will be participating; Liberal Judaism is an inclusive Jewish Movement. There’s a picnic at Chapelfield Gardens at about 12:00 and then the parade moves off around 2.00.
In August, things are never quiet. There’s an opportunity to work with the Norwich Hebrew Congregation (traditional congregation) on cleaning up the Jewish Chapel in the Bowthorpe (Jewish)
Cemetery. This is on Friday August 7th at 12:30. Then on the following Sunday, August 9th we’re going to do some cleaning up at OMH in prep for the High Holy Days. Lastly, on Friday, August 14th, Meike is going to lead a Friday night service. So a pretty busy week!
I hope to see you and there are opportunities to browse and borrow from our very extensive and well
Don’t hesitate to contact me on 07764 170652 or NLJC on 07460 849472