Friendship, Family, Love and Warmth!
Last night EBMC held a packed meet the Rabbi steering meeting with Rabbi Danny Newman. It was an opportunity to get to know our Rabbi and ask questions around development, growth, community engagement and leadership. As EBMC takes on more members and works with the wider community we spoke about the importance of social engagement and listening. Rabbi Danny gave a wonderful D'var Torah on creation, specifically human creation and the evolution of mankind with the idea of community building and inclusiveness always being the forefront of our identity as well as reminding ourselves that all humans are equal, and that Masorti is a place of fairness, inclusiveness, equality, respect and love.
We had many new members who had not attended a steering meeting before, and we felt that the evening was extremely successful. We have also registered with the Mitzvah Day Project which is to be held on the 17th November. We believe that our focus will be that of interfaith work within the wider community and if anyone has any ideas or activities which they would like to host, then please feel free to get in touch.
The committee also discussed some of the upcoming simcha's and high holy day arrangements. We are looking to host a few 'TAKE A SHABBAT' taster sessions, whereby we will be calling on members to help with certain elements of a Shabbat Service. If you feel like you would like to learn about how Saturday Shabbat Services are led, then please feel free to get in touch.
Here are what some of our member said last night about EBMC
'I joined EBMC because of its warmth, openness and welcoming community' - Steven
'I loved celebrating my Bat Mitzvah with EBMC, and that was one of my fondest memories, I now help lead the Children's service and see EBMC as a family' - Keshet
'Their is a true sense of closeness and safe environment without any prejudice, a place where you can relax and enjoy Jewish life' - Alex
'EBMC offers warmth, inclusiveness and is non-judgemental, its very friendly' - Davina
'We love Friday night services, especially when the community can get together and enjoy a community meal with lots of spirit, its better than the two of us alone on a Friday night.' - Valerie
'There is no ageism and everyone is included' - Colin
'I come to leyn, and love the transformation with EBMC, its been a wonderful thing' - Etty
'There is a true sense of comradeship amongst our members' - Tony
'I love the Traditional Judaism with a modern approach and not needing to pretend I am someone that I am not' - Peter