Women get Torah festival
CHIEF RABBI Ephraim Mirvis is to stage a festival of Torah learning for women early next year.
The inaugural Neshama Festival will take place after Shabbat at a central London venue on January 27.
It will include a musical havdalah, a light dinner, a choice of educational sessions and a concluding concert.
“Our objective is for Neshama to create a paradigm shift in the provision of Jewish educational experiences for women in our communities,” Rabbi Mirvis said. “We are bringing together some of the most talented female educators and presenters from around the world for a one-off event in London.
“My hope is that it will act as a catalyst for similarly innovative and creative events to be held at a local level right around the country.”
Dan Berman at work and (right) Sainsbury’s chair David Tyler at the breakfast