Brighton learning to co-operate

A cross-communal adult education programme involving Orthodox, Reform and Liberal rabbis launched in Brighton yesterday, marking the festival of Lag b'Omer.

With sessions ranging from first century Judaism to antidotes to antisemitism, the eight-week venture is a spin-off from last year's one-day Sussex Limmud.

Scheduled to take part in the programme at the Ralli Hall community centre are Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah of Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, Rabbi Charles Wallach of Brighton and Hove Reform and Rabbi Vivian Silverman of Hove Hebrew Congregation.

Rabbi Sarah, who proposed the idea of a cross-communal programme, was "delighted that we have managed to galvanise people from across the community. We are catering for 50 at the launch event."

    Last updated: 8:13pm, May 10 2012