Eleven Liberal congregations were represented at a small communities Shabbaton in Eastbourne. They were joined by members of the local Orthodox community who came for lunch and afternoon lectures.
Liberal rabbis Danny Rich, Anna Gerrard, Sandra Kviat and Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah and student rabbi Emily Jurman led seminars for the 60 attendees. For the more energetic, Jackie Richards took a dance class.
Organiser Suzanne Paignton was “extremely pleased the day was so successful. We had the opportunity not only to vertically network with other Liberal congregations across the regions but again to welcome the wider
Eastbourne Jewish community who turned out to support the event. We’ve had tremendously positive feedback.”
Rabbi Gerrard, Liberal Judaism’s outreach director, said the Shabbaton was an example of the movement’s commitment “to bringing its services to Jews all over the country”.