LBC life in Lockdown, Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, Principal

It’s been some 5 weeks since the UK entered lockdown and, like much of the country, life at LBC has gone virtual. With special thanks to Jarek Lodzinski (moderator of this Facebook page among his three dozen or so other responsibilities), Dr Jo-Ann Myers (Director of Jewish Education +++), and Cassy Sachar (our intrepid Senior Librarian), we managed to move all class, meetings, morning services, and much more fairly seamlessly online in time for lockdown. Students have been attending classes and studying, faculty have been teaching and researching, and, in conjunction with Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism, we have all been praying together. So that’s the good news.

More seriously, many members of the LBC community have had (largely presumed) Covid 19, including staff, faculty, students, and trustees. Thus far we are most grateful that everyone is now recovering and improving slowly, but steadily.
Ordination has also had to be postponed. We will be rescheduling, as soon as we have more information about when holding a large public gathering might be allowed. In the meantime, never fear, our wonderful final year students will be able to take up their new jobs!

Keep checking in with our Facebook page for more updates on LBC life in lockdown. And if you have any questions for us, just ask. Praying that you are all keeping safe and well at home.