Lehrhaus Autumn 2017 programme
We are excited to share with you our wonderful and varied programme for Autumn 2017 which includes two live ON-LINE courses enabling more people to study with us. As an incentive, all returning Lehrhaus students will enjoy a 10% discount on any course and a 20% discount if signing up for more than one course at the time of registration. Click on this link: www.lbc.ac.uk/lehrhaus for all information.
All our courses are taught by our outstanding faculty which we hope will entice you to join us.
Judaism and the Sex Question: with Rabbi Dr René Pfertzel – 4 weeks Live ON-LINE
Zohar: Mystical Midrash? Early Novel?: with Rabbi Larry Tabick – 4 weeks Live ON-LINE
Courses at Leo Baeck College:
Modern Hebrew Ulpanim: All levels, weekday & evening options, different Ulpan teachers – 10 weeks, Leo Baeck College
Biblical Hebrew: Advanced Level: with Roberta Harris Eckstein – 10 weeks, Leo Baeck College
The “Philosophy” of the Kabbalah: with Rabbi Mark L. Solomon – 8 weeks, Leo Baeck College
The Rise of King David – a literary reading of 1 Samuel: with Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet – 8 weeks, Leo Baeck College
Jews and Photography: with Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith – 4 weeks, Leo Baeck College
You can sign up for the course/s of your choice by completing and emailing the attached registration form, and by making a payment. This can be done on-line through our website www.lbc.ac.uk, or by sending us a cheque made payable to Leo Baeck College, or by phone using a credit/debit card.
If you have any questions, please contact Jarek: , 020 8349 5600.
Northern Learning House is an informal network of Reform individuals in communities in the north and beyond who want to commit to learning and supporting their communities. Run by Sherry Ashworth and Sarita Robinson, the NLH is funded by Reform Judaism’s Community Development Fund. Places are heavily subsidised to a registration fee of £60 per year which covers not only as many courses as you have time to take, but also a residential Shabbat where you can meet fellow students, as a considerable part of our teaching is online, in order to extend our reach as far as possible.
Planned as a 2- year programme, NLH can be completed in one year if you wish and is designed to respond to the needs of our communities; none of the courses is obligatory – if you wish to pick and mix modules from each year, or just choose one, you are more than welcome to register and indicate which course(s) you would like to do. Courses include Intro to Service Leading, Writing Divrei Torah, Leading Shivah & pastoral Care and Leyning for beginners and intermediate. For further information email Sherry Ashworth or for more details and to register www.reformjudaism.org.uk/events/nlh/
Netzafon is a new exciting programme set up for all of the northern communities for kids in years 4-6 and 7-10. It is a chance to get together and enjoy the RSY- Netzer environment and have lots of kef (fun) all year round! Each of the 4 Netzafon weekends will be bursting with exciting peulot (activities), sports, creative Jewish education and on some of the weekends you will have the chance to enjoy site activities and team building tasks on an outdoor site. Over the course of the year you will make new friends, and see them throughout the year and either continue on your RSY-Netzer Journey, or get the perfect introduction to RSY-Netzer so your journey with RSY-Netzer can begin…
For more details, or to register your interest, visit our website www.rsy-netzer.org.uk/netzafon or contact .
Find Netzafon at Northern Chagigah this November a small taste of what’s to come over the course of the year with RSY-Netzer programming and loads of KEF for kids of all ages!
**SPECIAL OFFER** Sign up to all 4 Netzafon events (before 14th November 2017) and get 20% off Shemesh (RSY-Netzer summer camp) 2018!
Please note it is possible to book each weekend separately (Weekends 1&4: £62 per weekend and Weekends 2&3: £26 per weekend)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR NETZAFON 5778
The Jewish Representative Council is looking for a self-employed minute taker for Council, Executive and Officers’ meetings. You should be able to use a laptop computer to summarise discussions and agreed actions and present them to us at the end of the meeting. An honorarium will be paid of £25 for each meeting. Meetings last between 1.5 and 2 hours.
We have 3 types of meetings:-
1) Sunday Council meeting. Sunday morning 10.30am to 12.15pm. 9 of these a year, usually on the first Sunday of the month.
2) Executive meeting. 7.30pm to 9.00pm. The night varies each month but is arranged in advance. 10 of these a year.
3) Officers meetings. 7.00pm to 8.30pm. The night varies each month but is arranged in advance. 10 or 11 of these a year.
To express your interest, please email your CV to and . If you have any further questions, then please also get in touch.
Internships in Israel in 2017. Please click here if this is of interest to you.
Movement for Reform Judaism
Keep up to date by following this link to the MRJ website: http://www.reformjudaism.org.uk/ or subscribe to regular mailing via this link http://subscriptions.reformjudaism.org.uk/
Board of Deputies Community Briefing view https://www.bod.org.uk/ click on Community Briefing for up to date information.
Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region Tel 0161 720 8721 Website: www.jewishmanchester.org
Please follow the link to the Manchester Communal Diary of events.
Zionist Federation UK – for the latest news and events please follow http://www.zionist.org.uk/
Voices of the Holocaust – Update. Please follow the link: www.voicesoftheholocaust.co.uk
Stockport Humanist Group: Invitation to Visit
The Group holds discussion meetings and on occasions invites people of a religious faith in order to broaden understanding and explore common ground. Anyone wishing to visit to speak about their Judaism should contact Derek McComiskey 0161 427 0350
Audio & Video Menorah
If you cannot attend Menorah on a Saturday morning, you can listen to and watch our Shabbat morning service by clicking on http://www.menorah.org.uk/audio/
You can also ‘listen again’ to recorded sermons.
The audio page also has a Feedback form; we love to read your comments and suggestions!
Mondays 7-8pm on Salford City Radio 94.4FM and online www.jewishhour.co.uk
Get involved! If you know of a story you think should be covered, if you have an event you want to promote, if you want to request a song, or if you or someone you know would like to volunteer on the show, contact us at
University of Durham Project on Jewish-Muslim Relations
Durham University Department of Anthropology invites participation in a project to explore the relationship between the Jewish and Muslim communities in the UK. The project aims to explore the minutiae of Jewish-Muslim relations through interviews with representatives of both communities in order to elucidate the main factors and wider political and socio-cultural contexts that account for different aspects of this relationship, which has seen instances of both tension and collaboration. Data from the project will form the basis of an academic publication and an application for a larger study. For further details contact Dr Yulia Egorova 0191 334 1612
BBYO UK & Ireland is part of the global BBYO family – the world’s largest Jewish youth movement. Our chapters are run for teens, by teens, with peer-leadership at the heart of what we do – giving you the opportunity to make your mark. Manchester BBYO is a brand new chapter. Join us for interesting, fun and thought-provoking programmes for Jewish teens, giving you a chance to meet new faces in a welcoming environment. For more information, call Adam R on 020 8202 6698 or visit www.bbyo.org.uk