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Welcome to this new look Reform Judaism Update. We hope you will enjoy reading it. We have the latest news from Reform Judaism, comment and Jewish learning from our rabbis and of course we continue to celebrate the fantastic achievements of our communities across the country.

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Induction of Rabbi Lisa Barrett at SWESRS
Introducing the Northern Learning House
 
RSY-Netzer Shemesh summer camp launch
Real Conversations improving Jewish-Muslim relations
 
Over 100 attend 'superb' teacher training day
IMPJ Appeal: a message from our sister movement in Israel
Prince Edward was guest of honour at the ceremony to open Maidenhead’s Synagogue‘s new building on Tuesday 17 January. 

Lots of exciting opportunities are currently available at Reform Judaism and across Reform communities. 

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Can you sum up the meaning of life in a number? Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, Reform Judaism's Community Educator appeared on BBC Radio 4's Beyond Belief discussing religion and numbers. Listen to the broadcast here - you can also download an MP3 of the programme.

What challenges might 2017 hold? Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz of Sinai Synagogue spoke on BBC Radio Leeds about honouring difference, seeking reconciliation and more. Listen here at 1 hour 40 minutes into the programme.

The Bible says what? Rabbi Miriam Berger of Finchley Reform Synagogue reflects on the use of 'thou shalt not kill' as a proof text to forbid abortion on the Progressive Judaism page of the Jewish News.

Rabbi I have a problem: Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain considers the concept of the revival of the dead in this piece for the Jewish Chronicle
 
Finchley Reform Synagogue, Alyth, Edgware and District Reform Synagogue, Sha’arei Tsedek and Wimbledon all have nurseries rated 'excellent' by Offsted

Assisted by Reform Judaism they are running an inset day for their staff on 30 October 2017. 

Contact Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers to register your interest
 
The latest news and events from our communities across the country.

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