Visiting Rabbi de Beck Spitzer was the star turn at Edinburgh’s ShabbatUK events, as he not only served as their Scholar-in-residence, but also led some services and even gave a musical performance on the Saturday night. There was a great sense of community spirit, right through from the communal Friday night dinner to the closing ceremony which left participants on a high as Shabbat went out.
Evaluation from Organiser:
“Our Friday Night Dinner attracted over 80 people. There was a wonderful ruach and Rabbi de Beck Spitzer was welcomed by everyone. He has a warm and friendly personality. He led our Shabbat Morning Service as our own Rabbi was on holiday and as well as doing Mussaf he also leiyned for us and gave a short D’var Torah. As an extra we managed to persuade him to perform for us on Saturday evening and this was a tremendous success.”
“I always enjoy occasions when we come together as a community. Celebrating Shabbat together was lovely, the meal was fantastic as always and everyone was happy and relaxed.”
“Absolutely loved it! Nowhere else would I be able to experience the blend of spiritual, social and community. A great privilege to be involved.”
“Lovely atmosphere, great to enjoy Shabbat with friends old and new. I enjoyed Rabbi de Beck Spitzer’s chazanut and his contribution to the weekend.”