For Weekend-only Jews

By Jessica Elgot, October 19, 2011

Weekend retreats for yoga, diets or exercise are all the rage, but last weekend a different kind of boot-camp was run in Somerset – "Be A Jew for the Weekend", by a Christian outfit, Ammerdown.

The programme asks: "Have you ever wondered what it is like to live as an Orthodox Jew? If so, then this course is for you! During this unique weekend, we will try to get a sense of… how a Jew feels, thinks and acts."

The programme includes Shabbat observance, and kashrut. It highlights an important Jewish value in the first sentence. "Course ends with a lunch on Sunday."

Last updated: 11:26am, October 19 2011