New Adult Education block starts in two weeks: book now!

This four-week block which runs every Tuesday until 24th March, is called “Trans-formations: The multiple genders of the Talmud”. As our society explores new and varied concepts of gender and transgender identity, this four-week course will introduce key texts in Rabbinic literature – the Tosefta and the Talmud – which discuss intersex, gender-indeterminate and gender-nonconforming bodies and their halachic status. What space do our texts create for trans, non-binary and queer people today?

These sessions will be lead by Rabbi Mark L. Solomon: Rabbi Solomon was born in Sydney, Australia and studied at the Lubavitcher Yeshivah Gedolah in Melbourne and Kfar Chabad in Israel. He came to Britain in 1988 to study at Jews’ College, London, the modern Orthodox seminary where he was ordained in 1991. Having left Orthodoxy and joined Liberal Judaism, Rabbi Solomon studied at Leo Baeck College, where he has taught since 1991, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Talmud, Rabbinics and Jewish philosophy. Rabbi Solomon is also an honorary rabbi of the Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group.

Please book and pay by filling in our Adult Education booking form here (suggested donation per session £10).

In memory of our long standing member Davina Good, who sadly died last November, a special memorial Kiddush will be taking place after our Shabbat Morning Service on Saturday 7th March. Davina was a familiar face at many Kehillah events and this will be an oportunity for us to come together as a community to remember her alongside members of her family.

Come celebrate and hear the story of Purim! All ages welcome, fancy dress encouraged! Please bring food, drink and hamantaschen to share. Please note that this event will be taking place at the Tower Theatre on Northwold Road.