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Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue Open Day

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Date(s) - 01/07/2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Examples from the programme of Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue's open day Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue (MKDRS) is hosting an Open Day on 1st July to celebrate 40 years of Jewish life in Milton Keynes.

The Synagogue will be open from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Come chat to members to learn more about our friendly community and share in our celebrations.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase our community to the wider community.” says Priscilla Dorrance, Chair of MKDRS.

A fun-packed day of activities is planned, including:

12:00 Our Cheder children will be performing a play that they originally performed at Chanukah. We hope you will enjoy this humorous Chanukah shpiel.

2:00 MKDRS Choir. Come hear our choir singing a variety of Hebrew songs, and learn some simple rounds!

The choir, under the leadership of Sheila Goldsmith, has been going for 30 years. In addition to singing at Shabbat and holiday services, they also regularly perform at other events including the MK Holocaust Memorial Day Service and the One World Club.

2:30 Some of our post-Cheder children will be performing a skit, which they have written themselves – ‘The service that goes wrong’.

3:00 Crossroots, an exciting 5-piece band led by Andy Gilbert, a member of the synagogue, that get you on your feet with their mix of country-rock, up-tempo blues and rock classics.

Crossroots has been performing together in and around Milton Keynes since 2016. They entertained large audiences at Campbell Park’s World Picnic and enthusiastic crowds at Stony Stratford’s renown music venues such as; the Fox and Hounds, The Vaults and Yorkie Fest (York House). Using their more international repertoire, Crossroots also performed for several multi-cultural events such as One World Club, the One Voice event and Truby’s Gardens, based at Christ the Cornerstone Church.

In between the scheduled performances there will be plenty of time to find out more about our shul. Members of our social groups, such as the Book Group and Craft Group will be on hard, to chat about what they do. In addition, there will be displays on our history, the design of our Torah ark and our place in the wider community, as well as a video providing a (sometimes humorous) view of the past 40 years.

Children are most welcome to attend and there will be a variety of children’s craft activities to keep them entertained.

No Jewish event would be complete without food! There will be a buffet lunch from 12:45- 2:00 and teas, coffees and biscuits will be served throughout the day.

For more information, contact: openday@mkdrs.co.uk.

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