Reform Judaism in the north brought together both its cheder teachers and its Northern Learning House students for Live and Learn, a day of inspirational training and education led by Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers at Menorah Synagogue on Sunday 15 April.
In this mini-Limmud style day, cheder teachers learned new musical skills and teaching strategies, while their own children were entertained by RSY-Netzer.
Meanwhile the grown-ups learned about Israeli society through the medium of rap, thanks to Jo-Ann Myers, and Keith Kahn-Harris also came from Leo Baeck College to talk about geographical distributions of Jews.
Sherry Ashworth of Manchester Reform Synagogue said: “Everyone enjoyed the high-quality speakers as well as the chance to catch up with each other, and share ideas about Jewish education. Who said it’s grim up north? Not us!”
The Northern Learning House is a lay-led adult education programme with courses run in different locations, both physically and online ensuring that location is not a barrier to learning.