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Community Life and Learning (CLaL)

This part of the programme is all about learning what it means to be part of a community. It includes special sessions for you and your family together, but you can also gather nitzotzot by attending most other events and activities within the synagogue such as festival services, educational and cultural talks, community away days and even summer camps with RSY and LJY Netzer.

CLaL Sessions

CLaL sessions happen fortnightly on Saturday mornings during term time at 10.00am (breakfast and schmooze at 9.45am!). These are taught by our education team and are a place to think together about what it means to be a Reform Jew in the 21st Century. Sessions will include topics such as God and Prayer, what people wear to synagogue, Shabbat, Israel, and other topics that may be useful on your journey.

It is important for CLaL sessions in year 7 & 8, that each B’nei Mitzvah student is accompanied by an adult. This could be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or trusted family friend. We truly believe that the journey to becoming B’nei Mitzvah is more meaningful and fun when actively supported by your family. For this reason, we look forward to welcoming children and adults together to sessions and services.
 

Other ways to collect CLaL nitzotzot

You can collect CLaL nitzotzot by participating in almost every part of FRS life AND in the life of the wider Jewish community. Some examples of things you can do to earn CLaL nitzotzot include:

  • Attending FRS festival services and activities

  • FRS youth events

  • Summer camps and residential with RSY and LJY Netzer

  • Community away days

  • Attending talks, cultural events and other educational or social programming at FRS

  • Volunteering in the shul for instance helping out with welcoming on Shabbat or the tech team

We also welcome creative submissions! Have you read a book of Jewish interest? Attended a film screening at the Jewish film festival or an event for Jewish book week? Been to Limmud? Let us know, write to us about what you did and what you learnt, and you can collect nitzotzot. 
 

Upcoming Massuot dates:

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  • Saturday ,
    MayMay  11 , 2024
    CLaL
    Shabbat, May 11th 9:45a to 11:00a
    Our Community Life and Learning sessions for Years 7 & 8 and a parent. Topics can be found on the downloadable dates sheet at the top of the Massuot Dates page. Breakfast is 9.45am, the sessions run from 10.00-11.00am, after which it is hoped you will join Shacharit, the Shabbat morning service.

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  • Saturday ,
    MayMay  11 , 2024
    Year 6 Outing 4: Jewish East End
    Shabbat, May 11th 10:00a to 12:00p

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  17 , 2024
    Year 7 Chavurah Dinner
    Friday, May 17th 7:30p to 9:30p
    Chavurah (bring and share) dinners start at 6.30pm with the Kabbalat Shabbat service, finish around 9.30pm and are for the whole family. Food should be nut and meat free.

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  • Friday ,
    JunJune  7 , 2024
    Year 6 Chavurah Dinner
    Friday, Jun 7th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Bring and Share a nut-free, meat-free main course and dessert to share. (Water jugs will be on the tables but feel free to bring soft drinks or a bottle of wine.)

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  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  8 , 2024
    CLaL
    Shabbat, Jun 8th 9:45a to 11:00a
    Our Community Life and Learning sessions for Years 7 & 8 and a parent. Topics can be found on the downloadable dates sheet at the top of the Massuot Dates page. Breakfast is 9.45am, the sessions run from 10.00-11.00am, after which it is hoped you will join Shacharit, the Shabbat morning service.

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  • Friday ,
    JunJune  14 , 2024
    Yr 8 Mitzvah Project Kabbalat Shabbat
    Friday, Jun 14th 6:30p to 7:30p
    Year 8 lead a lovely Friday night service and share their amazing Mitzvah Projects with each other and the community.

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  • Friday ,
    JunJune  14 , 2024
    Year 8 Chavurah Dinner
    Friday, Jun 14th 7:30p to 9:30p
    Chavurah (bring and share) dinners start at 6.30pm with Kabbalat Shabbat service, finish around 9.30pm and are for the whole family. Food should be nut and meat free.

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  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  22 , 2024
    CLaL
    Shabbat, Jun 22nd 9:45a to 11:00a
    Our Community Life and Learning sessions for Years 7 & 8 and a parent. Topics can be found on the downloadable dates sheet at the top of the Massuot Dates page. Breakfast is 9.45am, the sessions run from 10.00-11.00am, after which it is hoped you will join Shacharit, the Shabbat morning service.

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  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  23 , 2024
    Year 6 Outing 5: History of Reform Judaism
    Sunday, Jun 23rd 10:00a to 11:30a

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  • Saturday ,
    JulJuly  6 , 2024
    CLaL
    Shabbat, Jul 6th 9:45a to 11:00a
    Our Community Life and Learning sessions for Years 7 & 8 and a parent. Topics can be found on the downloadable dates sheet at the top of the Massuot Dates page. Breakfast is 9.45am, the sessions run from 10.00-11.00am, after which it is hoped you will join Shacharit, the Shabbat morning service.

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