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Vivian Solomon Memorial Lecture 2021

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Unarguably, the Torah is Judaism’s foundational book.  Reading Torah is the climax of every Shabbat service.  Yet not only do many of us find it at times obscure and remote, the Torah has also been the cause of open warfare amongst Jews for the last 200 years.  Why?  Where did the Torah come from?  Who wrote it?  What authority does it hold for us today?  This is a ‘Real Issue’ which Rabbi Professor Tony Bayfield, author of Being Jewish Today: Confronting the Real Issues will explore with us.

Guest Speaker: Rabbi Professor Tony Bayfield CBE, DD (Cantuar)

We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Tony Bayfield as Guest Speaker to give this year’s Vivian Solomon Memorial Lecture.


Rabbi Tony Bayfield CBE was Head of Britain’s Movement for Reform Judaism and is Professor of Jewish Theology and Thought at Leo Baeck College, London. Britain’s leading liberal Jewish theologian and author of several pioneering books on the theology of dialogue between the three Abrahamic faiths, he is one of only three Jews to have received a Lambeth Doctorate of Divinity.

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Diamond Jubilee Year

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1961 – 2021

On 17 January 2021 we launched our Diamond Jubilee Year, 60 years to the day when our community was founded.

COVID restrictions permitting we have planned a number of exciting events and celebrations over the next 12 months, including special services and events for all ages.

In addition to these events, we are embarking on an ambitious project to capture memories, stories and photos from our members, past and present, long-standing and recent joiners, to build a digital and printed archive of our journey.

For more information about events, to share your memories and to keep up-to-date with what’s happening please visit our Diamond Jubilee page HERE.


Diamond Jubilee