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Community Update

As I type this we have passed the landmark of one hundred days of lockdown. In that time we, as a community (not just Sinai, but Leeds, Reform Judaism (RJ) and beyond), have faced up to, overcome and grown through many challenges. I am very proud of how Sinai has risen to the challenges we have faced: better on some, than others. But in every challenge we have learned, adapted and grown. In this letter there is detail around staff changes, membership subscriptions, High Holy Days and funerals. As such, please try to read at least the bits that interest you.

Griselda Pollock features on BBC Radio 4

Hear Griselda Pollock, Sinai member and winner of The Holberg Prize, on BBC Radio 4, Front Row

Read more about the Holbeck Prize:

The 2020 AGM is on

The 2020 AGM is on....

(Virtual) Camp Ben Frankel starting Monday 21st June

Do your children fancy the US camp experience from home?

Communities that Care Initiative

Upcoming Communities that Care ZOOM events at Reform Judaism UK

Revised Guidelines for Sinai Funerals During Covid-19

As the UK Government has slowly begun to relax guidelines relating to Covid-19, so to have various organisations begun relaxing the most stringent regulations preventing mourners from being present for cremations or burials. As of this past week (1.6.20) the Movement for Reform Judaism in the UK along with the Joint Jewish Burial Society and the Assembly of Reform Rabbis in the UK have all voted to transition away from a strict “no mourner” policy to a slightly relaxed policy of a small amount of mourners made up of immediately family. In accordance with this and the Leeds City Council number of 10 mourners allowed at funerals, Sinai will as well relax our guidelines, but with strict options and conditions.

Leading a service

Each month we have an opportunity for members of the Sinai community to lead our Shabbat services (both erev Shabbat and Shabbat morning).

Postponement of the AGM

Members will not be surprised to learn that the Sinai annual general meeting (AGM) due to be held in early May has been postponed.

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