Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers
The Movement for Reform Judaism
Faith Schools, Interfaith Schools or Faith Free Schools? A Rabbi reflects
Rabbi Debbie never attended a faith school, and feels her Judaism was positively shaped by this experience, her husband only attended Jewish schools. They now have two years to decide what to do with their daughter! With close to 60% of Jewish children now attending faith schools, Debbie will reflect on living as a minority community, wanting to pass on skills and meaning that will ensure Judaism’s survival, and a desire to be a positive contributing part of the whole that is not ghettoized.
Rabbi Debbie is Community Educator at the Movement for Reform Judaism, having previously served as one of the Rabbis at the West London Synagogue of British Jews. She has been a regular contributor on Radio 2's Pause for Thought, and has appeared on 4ThoughtTV. She has published articles here and there! She has worked in interfaith and informal education, and loves being a rabbi as it enables her to empower others to find what excites them about their Judaism.
Doors at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 pm
Please arrive early to have a glass of wine from our charity wine bar, find your seat and chat with other members.
Donations to the wine bar will go to Debbie's chosen charity which is The Separated Child Foundation
All our talks are open to the general public and free to attend but we ask those who can to make a donation of what they can afford to cover the costs of room and equipment hire and help keep our talks free to all.