- Shabbat Morning service with Nasdiya’s Bat Mitzvah – this Saturday 15th February – eariler time of 10:30am
Please join us in celebrating Nasdiya’s batmitzvah! We will be starting our service a little earlier at 10:30 am. Nasdiya’s family would also like to invite the community to a kiddush, which they will be providing after the service.
- Adult Education block – Tuesdays 3rd-24th March – 7pm
This four-week block of adult education 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 £10).
- Special Memorial Kiddush for our member Davina Good – Shabbat Morning Service, Saturday 7th March
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.
- Purim Party! Monday 9th March – 6:30pm – The Tower Theatre
Come celebrate Purim, hear the Megillah, and learn about the Purim story. 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
- Lehrhaus @ Leo Baek Collage – Spring adult learning programme
The Lehrhaus, the Adult Learning programme is reaching many more people around the UK, Europe and beyond with Lehrhaus in the Clouds (live on-line) courses, as well as courses at Leo Baek Collage. Courses rage from Ulpan – Modern Hebrew and courses about modern Jewish History, to Classical Greek and courses on Jewish texts. Full details of all Lehrhaus Spring courses are available on their website here.
They are also asking those on Facebook who may be interested, or who have friends that may be interested to like and share Lehrhaus posts on the Leo Baeck Collage Facebook page.