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 Rabbinic Recruitment Working Party, (RRWP) advised by Becky Teiger (Community Outreach Manager), and MRJ’s Sarita Robinson, has been making great progress over the last few weeks.

Far from being meek and mild, Reform rabbis can get very angry. Twenty-one of them have written short essays about what provokes their ire and they have been collected in a book edited by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain and published by Reform Judaism.

As new generations look to implement change, The Movement for Reform Judaism purposefully adapts and evolves with the times. By design, we look to introduce innovative solutions on all fronts. To help us achieve these progressive aims we are inviting applications from enthusiastic individuals who believe they can help us make these important developments.

After an almost 10 year break, we decided it was high time to offer again Reform Judaism's fabulous L'Chaim adult learning programme.

On Friday 25th and Saturday 26th February. Student Rabbi Eleanor Davis will lead both Shabbat Services in person. There will also be a study lunch after Shacharit on 26th.

On Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner will lead both Shabbat Services in person. There will also be a Friday Night meal after the Kabbalat Shabbat Service.

Sinai has been supporting the refugee organisations in Leeds for a long time.

We have a collection point in the foyer for toiletries to be donated to destitute asylum seekers via PAFRAS.

Eleanor Davies, Rabbinic student at Leo Baeck College, will be taking the Friday evening service and the Shabbat morning service on 28 & 29 January – both online via the usual links. She will also offer a study session as part of the Zoom kiddush. She has sent the following introduction to what she plans to do.

If you weren't able to attend the recent Sinai SGM, you may not have heard that we've voted to begin the process of rabbinic recruitment and are bringing together a small working group to guide the congregation through this process.