On 20th April, we will be holding the second night Seder in the Shul Hall. Rabbi Elf will lead the Seder.
Booking Forms have been sent out to members and you should receive your copy shortly.
If you are a member but have not received a form, it could be that we do not have your correct address, perhaps because you may have moved house. If you would like a form to be sent to you, please let us know by replying to our email address email@example.com or leave a message on 07729 562174.
In case you are able to print out a booking form, please click here to download a copy.
This is a brand new and exciting role through which you can give a voice to the Jewish Youth of Merseyside and play a major part in leading our community.
You will help shape the community’s future too!
To be eligible, you will be:
- In years 7 – 10 inclusive at any school in Merseyside.
- Able to take office for one school term.
- Willing to attend events, or to talk about what being Jewish means to you. You may have the opportunity to visit Liverpool Town Hall and meet with members of other faith groups.
You MUST have the agreement of a parent or guardian and one of your teachers. A parent or guardian must attend any outside visit with you, for safeguarding reasons.
To apply, simply write a letter of no more than one side of A4 paper, addressed to:
Merseyside Jewish Representative Council
433 Smithdown Road
Only one appointment will be made each term, but applications will be automatically carried over until the next school term. The closing date will be the last day of the school term preceding the appointment.
The will be no interviews or elections, but we do want you to take some time to think about what you would bring to the role, and what you would like to do if appointed. Simply tell us in your letter – it’s as easy as that.
Full details can be obtained by contacting Sara Radivan, Administrator, on 0151 7332292.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Merseyside Jewish Representative Council
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
A reminder of what is happening this week for Purim:
Wednesday, 20th March:
4:30pm – Children’s Afternoon Tea & Mask Making (£2 donation per person or £5 donation per family)
5:00pm – Megillah Reading for adults & families with Rabbi Elf
5:30pm – Hamatashen & Soup (for those not observing the fast)
Saturday, 23rd March
6.30pm – Havdalah
7.30pm – Board Games Night for all the family (Pay on night after Havdalah, £4 for adults, free for children)
To: Eligible 19-26 year old Synagogue Members,
Are you thinking of summer already? With great excitement we are happy to announce that Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism are hosting their fourth Birthright Israel Progressive trip this summer on 28th August – 6th September!
Explore Israel, its history, diversity and so much more on this fun and immersive trip of a lifetime! Sign up here: bit.ly/BirthrightIsraelUK2019
We have a dedicated bus with incredible leaders from both Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism, looking to give you an Israel experience you’ll never forget. Travel with a group of like-minded people through Israel, learning about the history of the country, its diversity, and exploring your Jewish identity. Immerse yourself in experiences such as swimming in the Kinneret, touring the old city of Jerusalem, shopping in the shuks of Tel Aviv, and spending Shabbat with Reform and Progressive families in Israel. The trip is a gift from Taglit Birthright and it is free to all 19-26 year olds who have not been on an organised trip to Israel after the age of 18 (so you can come even if you’ve been on Israel Tour!)
We know that you’ll come back with lifelong friends, memories to last a lifetime, and a newly inspired connection to Israel – so don’t waste any time in signing up for this trip, spaces are limited! → bit.ly/BirthrightIsraelUK2019
What is Birthright Israel?
Birthright Israel refers to the not-for-profit educational organization (Taglit Birthright Israel) that sponsors free ten day trips to Israel for young adults. Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism are lucky enough to have been able to collaborate with them to organise our own bus with leaders that we have chosen ourselves, as well as a programme that we are helping to organise.
How do I apply?
If you are between 19-26 years old, and haven’t been on an organised trip to Israel past the age of 18, you can apply now! Please visit: bit.ly/BirthrightIsraelUK2019 where there is a short form to fill in before heading straight to the Birthright Israel website. This form allows us to be able to contact you ahead of the trip.
Any other questions?
Feel free to ring Maya Skaarbrevik at 0208349 5661, or email email@example.com.
This is an update about how to get involved in the upcoming Delegation to Moravia. For more information see the synagogue’s website, the Memorial Scrolls Trust website, and the last LRS newsletter. Questions? Contact Jennifer firstname.lastname@example.org
הצגה Learning about the Jewish Moravian Community
Liverpool Reform Synagogue looks after MST # 67 from Prerov in Moravia , Czech Republic. The Torah was completed in 1822. This event will look not only at what was lost of the Prerov community during the Shoah, but the beauty of the Jewish Community in Prerov in 1822.
Creating a ceremony Zichrona l’vracha
We will look at some of the musical scores for the melodies used in Moravian synagogues during this time as well as music, poems, psalms and liturgies that were meaningful to members of the Prerov Community.
Together we will create a short public ceremony to remember the Moravian Jewish Community which will include songs and prayers from the Jewish liturgy in the 1800’s, Psalms in English, Hebrew and Czech, Poems in English and Czech and songs in Hebrew and Czech.
Each session will include a short presentation about the history of Jewish practice in Prerov and Olomouc from the 16th Century onwards, followed by a discussion. Please bring a poem, song, or prayer that is meaningful to you to share with others.
Sacred Scores from Olomouc and Prerov
Monday, February 11th 19:00
At the home of Martin Herr
Psalms, Prayers, and Poems from Olomouc and Prerov
Wednesday, February 13th 19:00
At the home of Martin Herr
Shiur with Rabbi Elf
Saturday, February 23rd After Shabbat Service
Liverpool Reform Synagogue
Pre-departure Ceremony for the Liverpool Community
Wednesday, February 27th 19:00
At Liverpool Reform Synagogue
Depart the Czech Republic
Depart from Liverpool Wednesday on March 6th or from Manchester on Thursday March 7th
Return on March 10th or 11th with a day at the Prague Jewish Museum
If you are interested in going on this visit to the Czech Republic you can either come along to one of the above events or contact me direct.
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