Women get To­rah fes­ti­val

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS - BY SI­MON ROCKER

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.”

PHOTO, RIGHT: BLAKE EZRA

Dan Ber­man at work and (right) Sains­bury’s chair David Tyler at the break­fast

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