3 CLJC Day Out to Clifton College

On Sunday, July 31, a group of 13 members plus Anna’s dog Cleo, assembled at 10.30 as instructed at the elegant landmark, Memorial Gates, to begin our guided tour of Clifton College. Our first port of call was the School’s Synagogue, entered via a winding wooden staircase, and through a corridor of extraordinary stained- glass …

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Rabbi Anna Gerrard worked for Gloucester Liberal Jewish Community and Hereford Jewish Community from 2009 to 2019.  After a three-year hiatus, Anna is delighted to have the opportunity to do some work in the community again.  From September she will be leading monthly Shabbat morning services and some festival services for 3CLJC.  Also, she will …

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Anne Frank Service 2022

3CLJC held its first live annual Anne Frank service for three years at Saxon Hall, Hereford, on 11th June. We had several dignitaries attending, including Sarah de Bohan, the High Sheriff of Herefordshire; The Very Revd Sarah Brown, Dean of Hereford Cathedral; and Buddhist nun, Lama Tenzing Choesang.  The service also attracted 3CLJC members from …

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Eva Mendelsson Award

In May 2022, 3CLJC member Eva Mendelsson was in Germany to receive an award, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany with ribbon bar.  The 90-year-old Offenburg native was being honoured for her 30 years of commitment to reconciliation. Eva spent only the first nine years of her life in her hometown.  …

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Passover seder 2022

Over 70 members and friends of the Three Counties Liberal Jewish Community enjoyed a communal second night Pesach Seder. Led by Rabbi Danny Rich, all attendees enjoyed a night of laughs, good food and excellent company in what was the first in-person Seder since the pandemic. Regulars were joined by a number of prospective members …

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Purim Party  

The Purim Party was loads of fun. Two of our children really came dressed to impress in their costumes, and it will be a long time until I forget the sight of a very Stripey Tiger and muscular Spider Man shaking their groggers. The cheder children were very thorough in their efforts to blot out …

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Making Challah

Challah Making

A wonderful family afternoon drinking soup and making challah


Hanukkah Party

Personal reflections of Hanukkah from a new member. At the end of November, we celebrated Hanukkah together in Gloucester. Hanukkah is a special holiday for many and a time for us to come together with family and friends, though for me this was certainly a particularly important Hanukkah, as it was my first being able …

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High Holyday Charity Donation to Gloucestershire Deaf Association

High Holiday donation to Gloucestershire Deaf Association

At our Shabbat service held at Gloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA) on Saturday 23 October, Jill Rosenheim presented a cheque for £795 to Kath Ather, a profoundly deaf staff member of the Gloucestershire Deaf Association.  Kate spoke through a sign language interpreter of the particular challenges faced by deaf people during the lockdown and how this …

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