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Bournemouth breakaway group change name

By Cathy Forman, February 11, 2010

The breakaway group from Bournemouth Reform Synagogue has changed its name.

Originally known as the Southern Reform Community, it is now called the Southern Jewish Community.

“Our name has had to be changed to comply with a request from the Movement for Reform Judaism,” explained group member David Sheaf. “They felt that having ‘Reform’ in our name might lead people to think we are already affiliated. This we considered a reasonable request.” However, the group still hoped to affiliate to Reform.

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Bournemouth Masorti's first Shabbaton

By Corinne Rein, December 9, 2009

The fledgling Bournemouth Masorti attracted 80 people to its first Shabbaton.

Organiser Adrian Yonace said that the event’s services “were held in a spirit of warmth and sincerity. This was an ideal way to round off our first quarter as Masorti enthusiasts.”

Services at the Carrington House Hotel event were led by Masorti’s Rabbi Chaim Weiner and Michael Gluckman and Ben Russell, national director of Noam, the Masorti youth movement.

Set up three months ago, the group has held weekly services in members’ houses.

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Breakaway planning

By Cathy Forman, December 3, 2009

The breakaway group from Bournemouth Reform Synagogue has agreed a framework for its future direction.
From January, the Southern Reform Community will be running alternate weekly Shabbat morning and evening services in homes of supporters. “We are going to see how it goes,” said Janet Gee, a member of the breakaway group and a former Bournemouth Reform chair.

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Mitzvah Day: New communities join initiative

November 19, 2009

Regional communities supporting Mitzvah Day for the first time included Bristol, where volunteers from the shuls and university collected groceries for the local Refugee Action Centre.

Both the Orthodox and Progressive synagogues installed boxes for members to donate spectacles for the VisionAid charity. A third project was a blood donor drive.

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Motor man driving Bournemouth shul

By Corinne Rein, November 5, 2009

A rabbi who originally worked in the family car dealership in Glasgow is the man to drive Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation forward, Lord Sacks said on Sunday.

Addressing around 400 members and guests at the induction of Rabbi Adrian Jesner, he observed that Rabbi Jesner had passed his road test with flying colours and would lead the community on an enriching journey.

Rabbi Jesner served Glasgow synagogues and Reading Hebrew Congregation before joining the Bournemouth shul in February 2008. He said he and his wife Pamela had been warmly welcomed.

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