We are a small, friendly congregation based in central Eastbourne. We hold Shabbat services every week at 10am, using the 'Singers' and Artscroll siddur, but have a heimische approach to services. The services are usually led by Ronnie Taylor, our president, as there is no Rabbi linked with our Shul. Other members of the congregation lead parts of the service as well. Recently the Shul has also made links with Rabbi Shisler, who, in accord with the Chief Rabbi's new initiative, leads the sevice on special occasions. Participation in services is encouraged and supported, whether a long returning member or a visitor, however it is not obligatory.
The service is conducted in a traditional style interspersed with English. Women read the sidrah in English when there is not a minyan. Often we have a short discussion about the week's portion as well. In the Shul there is separate seating for men, to the front and right, and women, to the left, however three rows at the back right are reserved for those who wish to sit together. Kippot and Tallisim are made available and ladies hats are a matter of personal preference.
Every Shabbat, after the service we have a delicious light kiddush, in the foyer, which is a chance to catch up with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. On special occasions, such as bar/batmitzvahs and birthdays, a special kiddush is provided upstairs. To organize a special kiddush call Linda on 01323 484135.
If your thinking of coming along please do try to contact us.
We look forward to extending a very warm welcome to you.
See you next Shabbos?
Ronnie Taylor | Hon Life President