Minyan takes shape

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JAY GRENBY

A CON­GRE­GA­TION OF more than 40 at­tended the Yom Kip­pur ser­vices or­gan­ised at the last minute by the Bore­ham­wood Sephardi Minyan. The un­sched­uled ser­vices fol­lowed the “re­sound­ing suc­cess” of the fledg­ling com­mu­nity’s first Shab­bat ser­vice just three weeks ago, when more than 70 adults and chil­dren crowded into the lo­cal Al­lum Hall.

Ac­cord­ing to Daniel Cou­ceiro, one of the minyan founders, “we felt that the time was right to start a Sephardi minyan in the area, but were nev­er­the­less sur­prised at the num­ber of peo­ple who came to the ser­vices, among them many Ashke­nazis seek­ing an al­ter­na­tive to ex­ist­ing ser­vices in the area.”

The ser­vices were held in the El­stree home of one of the con­gre­ga­tion’s mem­bers and con­ducted by Rabbi Jeff Berger, a re­cent grad­u­ate from the Ju­dith Lady Mon­te­fiore Col­lege semicha pro­gramme.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.