The Regional Shabbaton will be in Swindon on Saturday 28 November, 10am-6pm. It will be at Jury’s Inn, Swindon, Fleming Way SN1 2NG
This is a joint venture brought to you by Liberal Judaism’s communities in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxford, Reading, Wessex, and Bristol & West. It is a Liberal Judaism event, kindly sponsored by the NLPS Trust.
A relaxing day of Jewish learning, services and community.
Book online at www.tinyurl.com/southwestshabbaton or call Aaron Abraham at Liberal Judaism on 0207 631 9830
Cost is £20 for adults, £5 for children (includes lunch and refreshments)
10:00 – 10:20
Registration in Foyer
10:20 – 11:20
Morning Session 1: Beit Midrash: Identity
Guided chevrutah text study on the week’s themed reading.
Rabbi Sandra Kviat
Morning Session 2: Prayer Before Prayer
Preparation for prayer through music and meditation.
Youth Session: Who are we? (ages 5-9)
Games and activities to explore what makes us who we are.
Youth Session: What makes us Jewish? (ages 10-15)
Games and a chance to consider what makes a Jew.
11:30 – 13:00
Musical service, with sermon from Rabbi Danny Rich.
Rabbi Monique Meyer
Youth Shabbat Service
Creative service for 5-15 year-olds – LJY Netzer Style!
Rabbi Sandra Kviat
13:00 – 14:30
Kiddush & Lunch in Foyer & Restaurant
14:30 – 15:45
Early Afternoon Session 1: Why are we Liberal?
In Conversation: Do we still need Jewish denominations?
Rabbi Danny Rich & Gary Webber
Early Afternoon Session 2: From Chelm to Chasid
Enjoy and learn how to use storytelling in your community.
Early Afternoon Session 3: Sustaining Community
Practical workshop and sharing about outreach and continuity.
Rabbi Anna Gerrard
Youth Session 1: Leaving Home (ages 5-9)
Creative activities and learning about refugees.
Youth Session 2: In a Strange Land (ages 10-15)
A session about Judaism, the refugee crisis and peer leadership.
15:45 – 16:15
Afternoon Tea in Foyer
16:15 – 17:30
Late Afternoon Session 1: Refugee Matters
Panel Discussion: Experiences of working with refugee communities – chaired by Rabbi Danny Rich.
Tony Samuel, Rita Adler & Rabbi Lea Muehlstein
Late Afternoon Session 2: Tomorrow’s Siddur
Share your views about the possibility of a new Liberal siddur.
Late Afternoon Session 3: Chanukah Crafts (ages 0-99)
Have fun making Chanukah decorations for your home.
Rooms 6 & 7
Havdallah in Foyer