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Chairman's Report

I hope that you are keeping well and taking care of yourself.

Sadly, I have to start my report by announcing the passing of my mother, Audrey Sugarman, who died on 1st February 2022. On a personal note, I would like to thank all my family, friends and members of our community for their good wishes and condolences. She was a very active member of the Orthodox community for 60 years, before joining our community in 1990 where she continued to be equally, if not more, active. She will be remembered and sorely missed by the entire Hull Jewish community.

As many of you were aware, we had hoped to resume our Friday Night and Shabbat Morning Services on 18th/19th February, but unfortunately storms Eunice and Franklin came and we had to cancel the re-opening. Thankfully, Eleanor, our student Rabbi, agreed to conduct a 'Zoom' Shabbat Morning Service which was probably better attended than had it been held in the Shul. For those who like to know these things, the names of the next three storms are "Gladys", "Herman" and "Imani". I'm just full of information.

I don't want to dwell on the tragic and inhumane happenings in Ukraine, however, the Shul is trying to help where we can. We have donated 500 to the World Jewish Relief Ukraine Crisis fund and we are asking everyone to donate whatever they can.

We are also very honoured to be selected by the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) to be one of 80 UK Shuls to take part in their 80 years celebrations which involves planting a tree, commemorating a plaque and burying a time capsule. I would like to thank Veronika Keczkes for helping to make this happen. The official unveiling ceremony will be held at Ne've Shalom and the ceremony will be followed by a luncheon and all are welcome.

For further details about these events and the dates please contact Laura by emailing laura.hullreform@gmail.com

Finally, just to remind you that the changes to the Shul Constitution now allow the burial of Jewish members and their non-Jewish partners in the same grave at Tranby Lane Cemetery. I know this is welcome news to a number of our members. Please feel free to share this development to any disenfranchised Jews that you might be acquainted with and ask them to contact Laura by emailing laura.hullreform@gmail.com for more details.

I look forward to seeing you again, in person, at our Friday Night and Shabbat Morning Services.
Forthcoming Events

We are delighted to welcome back Eleanor Davis, our student Rabbi at Leo Baeck College, to Ne've Shalom.

Eleanor will be conducting the Friday Night and Shabbat Morning Services and she will be leading a short study session after the Shabbat Morning Service. A luncheon will be provided after the Shabbat Morning Service and before the study session.

For more details about these events and the dates please contact Laura by emailing laura.hullreform@gmail.com

Please make every effort to come along and give Eleanor a warm welcome.

School & Educational Visits
Ne've Shalom Synagogue is committed to educating the wider community about Judaism.

Each year over hundreds of pupils, students and adults come to learn some basic knowledge about Judaism. As part of the visit, they are shown Jewish artifacts and are taught about the traditions and rituals concerning our faith. We receive many compliments regarding the service that we offer and the schools and other institutions appear to enjoy the time spent this way.

Many groups return every year, so it is proving to be a popular event in the curriculum. We cater for all age groups from Primary to Secondary to Higher Education, adapting the programme to suit.

Although there is no charge, as all the guides are willing volunteers, we are always grateful for a discretionary donation to cover the costs of running the Synagogue.

For further information or to book a visit please contact us on 07895 269462 (leave a message if there's no answer) or e-mail laura.hullreform@gmail.com

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