South Bucks Jewish Community

Rabbi Charley Baginsky

Services are held in Amersham, Bucks.
Contact us via our website (link below) for details.

Membership of the congregation is spread over a relatively wide area, including Amersham and Chesham (both in Chiltern District), Beaconsfield and Gerrard Cross (both in Bucks – South Bucks District), as well as Berkhamsted and Tring (both in Hertfordshire – Dacorum Borough.)

Status: Active

Date Formed: 1990

Ritual: Liberal (Progressive)

Affiliation: Liberal Judaism

Rabbi: Charley Baginsky

Rabbi Baginsky studied Theology, first at Cambridge and then King’s College London. She then spent several years working in Israel which included a period at Leo Baeck, Haifa, where she also studied at Haifa University.
Within the organisation of the Liberal Movement Charley is currently the Chair of LJ’s national conferences committee and supports strategic development work and LJ’s Israel portfolio. Recently she has been appointed as the Co-ordinator of the Alliance for Progressive Judaism and is the midst of establishing their new Israel Desk.

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Kol Nidre Appeal

For this year’s Kol Nidre Appeal we have chosen to support three charities: one local, one that supports the wider Jewish community, and ourselves.

Carers Bucks Choir
It started over a year ago as a way of bringing carers together. The carers who come are, for the most part, people who don’t want to come to typical support groups. The choir meets twice a month for tea and coffee for half an hour, followed by an hour’s singing. They have also performed at a number of events including a carol concert and the Carers Bucks AGM. Often carers will come in stressed from their caring role, but will leave feeling uplifted and refreshed. We have approximately 26 carers who attend regularly. Carers have reported a decrease in stress, a break from their caring role, lots of fun, increased confidence and something to look forward to.

The Jewish Council for Racial Equality works both in and outside the Jewish community in 3 main areas. They campaign for a fairer asylum system, educate school children and others to think about their responsibilities in a multi-ethnic society and directly support refugees. Underpinning all of this work are Jewish values of social justice –

South Bucks Jewish Community
SBJC is largely financed by the subscription fees of members. These fees alone are not sufficient for us to maintain the level of service we provide. To help bridge the gap we are dependent on the generosity of our members, and this year I am asking for you to donate as much as you can so that we can sustain and develop SBJC.

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