Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community is a small, vibrant and active community
pursuing social, cultural, and religious aspects of being Jewish.
We hold religious services approximately once a month,
on either a Friday night or Saturday for the Shabbat, except when celebrating a Jewish festival, such as Rosh Hashanahor Passover.
We have held these services either in members’ homes or in hired premises. We do not have our own synagogue. Currently services are via zoom, in accordance with government guidelines. The services are taken either by local lay leaders or an invited Rabbi.
We also organise social events. All organisation is done through a small Steering Group. We look forward to making the transition to meeting physically once again.
We are affiliated to Liberal Judaism and use the Liberal Judaism siddur.
We welcome interest from people whose Jewish identity is through their family background, people who have converted to Judaism, and people who are thinking of
learning more about Judaism. We also welcome interest from people who discover they have Jewish heritage and want to find out more. We cannot oversee a conversion; however, we can direct any enquirers to the appropriate community.
We can provide Hebrew classes, and classes for young people, or adults, who want to have a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah.
If you are added to our mailing list you will get Diary Updates, and you can also receive regular e-bulletins from Liberal Judaism, Jewish Chronicle, and JSCN (Jewish Small Communities Network).
There are other, larger, Jewish communities nearby who provide regular services and have larger membership, such as the Colchester and District Jewish Community,
and Norwich Liberal Jewish Community. We are frequently invited to attend their services and events.
We look forward to meeting you.
In our community we are proud to host and attend multifaith events and services as well a
reaching out to those in need around us. We provide:
MAKING NEW TRADITIONS
We are interested in keeping traditions relevant to the time and letting go of the traditions that no longer serve an egalitarian world.
We love to share our food after a Shabbat service. Here are some well known Jewish recipes you could try for yourself.