On the weekend of 28-29 April, RSY-Netzer, together with Reform communities from across London and the South East, piloted a new event: Shabbaton Darom – a Shabbat sleepover specially for 8 to 11 year olds in the South East, as Joe Grabiner explains.
The event was a huge success with 22 young people coming together from Alyth, Radlett, Finchley, North West Surrey, Brighton, and Wimbledon. The sleepover itself happened at North West Surrey Synagogue, and although very little sleeping was achieved, a tremendous amount of kef (fun) was had by all.
Everyone got to know each other and the atmosphere was one of inclusivity and real joy. We’re hoping to build on the success of this event and expand our programming for young people across our different Reform communities next year.