Nov 21

The Stolpersteine Project

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Guest post by Jon Meier I never thought I would be saying Kaddish in public, standing at a podium with a microphone in a town square in a small picturesque town in Northern Bavaria. The occasion was the installation of Stolpersteine for my grandparents and uncle. Stolpersteine (literally ‘stumble stones’ ) are small brass plaques set in the pavement […]

Oct 06

A few words from our Visiting Rabbi – Rabbi Carl Wolkin

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SAMS are thrilled that Rabbi Carl Wolkin, Emeritus Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom, agreed to join us over the High Holydays (or High Holidays for Rabbi Carl and our other American readers!). Here’s the article Rabbi Carl provided for SAMSnews I write this article more than a month before we arrive at SAMS. Judy and I […]

Sep 20

Simon Samuels announced as Vice Chair, Masorti Judaism

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We are delighted to announce that our Co Chair Simon Samuels has been elected as a Vice Chair of our umbrella organisation, Masorti Judaism. In that role, Simon will help deepen the relationship of member shuls with the wider Masorti movement. Simon will also join the Executive Team of Masorti Judaism.

Sep 10

A visitor’s review of SAMS from a born and bred Mancunian

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A Guest post from a recent visitor – Stephen, Manchester The late Richie Benaud, one of the greatest Australian cricketers of all time, was once interviewed for BBC Radio Test Match Special.  In what can only described as a male chauvinistic moment, when asked about the pitch he was just about to play on, he commented: […]