Two Bishops, two religion correspondents, a top Muslim representative, a senior civil servant, a comedian, a businessman, a blogger and a reverend all joined Rabbi Janner-Klausner at her home this Tuesday for an explanatory interfaith seder.
The annual event gives prominent individuals from different faiths and backgrounds a glimpse into Jewish tradition and beliefs. This year, Bishop Libby Lane, the first ever female Bishop, hid the afikoman, while Harun Rashid Kahn, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain was the lucky finder of the well-hidden piece of matzah.
Journalists from the BBC and The Times enjoyed discussion (and jokes) with top Muslim comedian Imran Yusuf, while Hardip Begol, Director for Integration and Communities, asked what we mean when we use the term ‘chosen people’. Ably led by Rabbi Laura and Rabbi Kath Vardi of North West Surrey Synagogue, the event, now in its fourth year, has allowed some of the most prominent religious leaders in the country to form strong links with Reform Judaism.