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Community Life and Learning (CLL)

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.

CLL Sessions

CLL sessions happen fortnightly on Saturday mornings during term time at 10.15. 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 that for CLL 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 CLL nitzotzot

You can collect CLL 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 CLL 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 CLL dates:

21 May 2022

11 June 2022

25 June 2022

9 July 2022

Sat, 21 May 2022 20 Iyar 5782