Sinai Synagogue home page

L’Chaim: A course developed by the Movement for Reform Judaism, aimed at any interested adult Jew who wants an honest engagement with Reform Judaism.

The course content addresses the challenges of living today as a proud Reform Jew, exploring issues of key concern and enabling participants to feel that our Judaism is intellectually and emotionally coherent, not Judaism-lite.

The programme will give you the knowledge, tools and confidence to make choices about how you live an authentic Reform Jewish life, one which is based on your own considered choices, which you can proudly justify and comfortably defend when challenged.

Objectives of the L’chaim Course.

  1. To gain a clear understanding of the core values of Reform Judaism.
  2. To be able to use the core values to tackle everyday challenges of being Jewish.
  3. For you to establish your own Jewish position on key issues.
  4. To end up with a greater commitment to, and pride in, Reform Judaism.


Meeting on Shabbat after the Shacharit Service. Approximately 12:30 - 2pm, depending on the timing of the service. A light lunch will be provided.

Co-facilitated by Jonathan Lewis and Helen Michael, using resources devised and published by the Movement for Reform Judaism.

Each participant will have their own L’Chaim Resource Book which covers the core values and key issues, including space for your own notes and reflections on each session.

The cost of the 8 week course is £40 (£5 per session, including lunch and resource book.)

Dates, to be confirmed with the participants, are as follows:
12th, 19th, 26th March, and 2nd April
2 weeks break for Pesach, followed by
23rd, 30th April, 7th and 14th May.

Please register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.