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Liberal Jews Joined by Orthodox Counterparts at Shabbaton in Eastbourne

11th March 2013

60 people from 11 different Liberal communities - including Hereford in the Welsh borders - came to the Kings Conference Centre in Eastbourne for a small communities' Shabbaton on Satruday 2rd March. They were joined by members of the town’s orthodox community, who came for lunch and lectures in the afternoon. Four liberal rabbis – Danny Rich, Anna Gerrard, Sandra Kviat and Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah and a student rabbi, Emily Jurman, led seminars. The day was also pepped up with a dance seminar led by dancer Jackie Richards.

eastbourne_shabbatonThe event was an opportunity for people to renew and refresh their connections to Judaism, to explore new avenues on their Jewish journeys.

Organiser Suzanne Paginton: “We’re extremely pleased that the day was so successful. We’ve had tremendously positive feedback and we had the opportunity not only to vertically network with other Liberal congregations across the regions, but also to welcome the wider Eastbourne Jewish community who turned out to support the event. We’re looking forward to further events this year.”

Liberal Judaism’s outreach director, Rabbi Anna Gerrard, said: “Liberal Judaism is committed to bringing its services to Jews all over the country. The Shabbaton in Eastbourne brought together Jews from many different backgrounds, and gave participants the chance to learn from each other as well as from Liberal rabbis.”