External Events

Thursday 21, 28 March, 4, 11 April 2019 7.30pm – 9.00pm Lehrhaus courses for Spring 2019 – at Leo Baeck College – Dr Benjamin Williams: From Tanakh to Midrash: Interpreting the Bible in Late-Antiquity – 4 week course. For more information about this course please click link https://lbc.ac.uk/study-with-us/additional-learning-opportunities/lehrhaus/. The payment can be done on-line 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


Monday 25 March to Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Journey to Poland, HOLOCAUST, HERITAGE & HISTORY For more information and to book please contact Joyce Carroll –


Thursday 28 March 4, 11, 18 April 2019 7.30pm – 9.00pm Lehrhaus course for Spring 2019 – Leo Baeck College LIVE ON-LINE COURSE: Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen: Radically Re-Thinking the Exodus Story – 4 week course.  For more information about this course please click link https://lbc.ac.uk/study-with-us/additional-learning-opportunities/lehrhaus/. The payment can be done on-line 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


Saturday 30 March, 7.30pm Shira Britannia Roadshow at Manchester Reform Synagogue, Judith Silver, Dean Staker and David Hoffman in concert.  Enjoy the talents of these threee leading British Jewish songwriters and performers as they bring their music to you, featuring backing band and musicians, including Manchester’s own Shir Chadash.  Tickets: £12 adults / £10 concessions / £6 children.  Refreshments for sale at the event.  Tickets in advance from  Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk , from the Manchester Reform Synagogue office or on the door (cash only)


Sunday 7 April 2.00pm – 4.30 pm Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain Library Open Afternoon at Meade Hill Road Shul, M8 4LP JGSGB Manchester.  An opportunity to access many resources, which include books, magazines, media, and online resources.  Experienced members will be available to guide you in your research into the lives, times and ancestral homes of your family members.  Please let us know in advance what names and places you are researching, and we will try to locate relevant resources ready for your visit.  You will appreciate that our books are mostly single copies and some are quite old, so they are only for reference and use within our library Non-members £3. JGSGB members free. Refreshments included  Please let us know by email or phone if you intend coming. Mobile: 0734 234 2881. Email:


Monday 8 April 7.30 pm at KDHS, Eaton Road, M8 5DY  The Zionist Central Council and the Jewish Representative Council present ‘The Hamburger Lecture 2019 in memory of Sir Sidney & Lady Gertrude Hamburger.  The Lecture will be presented by Mr. Arnold Roth from the Malki Foundation. In 2001 Arnold’s daughter Malki was murdered in a terrorist attack in the heart of Jerusalem. Malki had dedicated her young life to caring for her own disabled sister.  Arnold will speak of his daughter and her tragic and cruel loss, the founding of the Malki Foundation, to honour Malki’s memory and continue her work and his fight for the deportation of the terrorist who planned the attack to be deported from Jordan to the USA for trial. Arnold’s heart-breaking talk will show how light can come out of the darkest of times (No Formal Appeal)


Friday 19 April 6pm Seder Night at Southport Synagogue – For further information contact the office on 01704 535950 


Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May, 6 June 7.30pm – 9.00pm Lehrhaus course for Spring 2019 – at Leo Baeck College Professor Victor Jeleniewski Seidler: Buber’s Ethics: Listening and Learning, 6 week course. For more information about this course please click link https://lbc.ac.uk/study-with-us/additional-learning-opportunities/lehrhaus/. The payment can be done on-line 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


Tuesday 7 May- 25 June 3.15pm – 5.15pm Lehrhaus course for Spring 2019 Liat Aharonovich– Modern Hebrew: Intermediate – 8-week ON-LINE course For more information about this course please click link https://lbc.ac.uk/study-with-us/additional-learning-opportunities/lehrhaus/. The payment can be done on-line 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


Tuesday 7 May- 25 June 5.30pm – 7.30pm Lehrhaus course for Spring 2019 Liat Aharonovich– Modern Hebrew: Beginners – 8-week ON-LINE course For more information about this course please click link https://lbc.ac.uk/study-with-us/additional-learning-opportunities/lehrhaus/. The payment can be done on-line 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


Sunday 12 May 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm Leo Baeck College Annual Dinner, West London Synagogue, London W1H 5AU Guest speaker Professor Stephen Toope. For more information https://lbc.ac.uk/our-events/2019-annual-dinner/


Thursday 23 May 9.15am – 4.30pm Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference part of the RJ Communities that Care Initiative.  Featuring a variety of interactive and experiential workshops including: Self Care, Singing for wellbeing, Mindfulness, Resilience, LGBTQ+ and mental health, CBT cafe – Cake Before Therapy! End of life support and Emotional literacy for children.  Bookings open now:  https://www.reformjudaism.org.uk/events/mental-health-and-wellbeing-conference/ 


Sunday 30 June , from 6pm to 9pm – Sail away with the Pennine Wayfarers! Golden Jubilee celebration day out in Chester Tickets go on sale in January, places are limited email or call 0161 766 7242 or 0161 798 0814 to secure your place(s)


Thursday 11- 14 July Shirei Chagigah – Alyth, London, NW11 Reform Judaism’s Biennial Music Conference Do you love music? Then Shirei is for you whether you are in a choir, a musician, lead services or just love to learn new melodies for the shower or shul.  Sessions are numerous and tailored for both professionals and music lovers.  Book now at https://www.reformjudaism.org.uk/events/shirei-chagigah-2019/


Monday 26 August to Thursday 5 September – Explore Israel! Birthright Israel UK is once again offering a Birthright Israel Progressive trip with Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism.  The trip is open to any Jewish 19-26 years olds, even those who have been on an organised tour of Israel (under the age of 18)  To find out more message Progressive Jewish Students on Facebook or visit bit.ly/BirthrightIsraelUK2019


Friday 1-3 November Northern Chagigah – The Hawkhills, Easingwold For more information email or 020 8349 58716 register your interest at https://www.reformjudaism.org.uk/events/northern-chagigah/