Newton Mearns Hebrew Congregation


Newton Mearns Hebrew Congregation set about realising the spirit of unity that ShabbatUK promotes by teaming up with Giffnock & Newlands synagogue to create an unforgettable weekend with double the ruach. With the help of CCE, NMHC brought Rabbi Natan Gamedze into their community to talk about his fascinating transition from his life as a Prince of Swaziland to a fully-fledged Rabbi now living in Tzfat. Rabbi Gamedze’s unique story attracted people to both shuls, as he spread himself across Shacharit at NMHC and the Seudah Shlishit and musical Havdalah at Giffnock.

Evaluation from Rabbi Wolfson:

“We had a beautiful Friday night dinner with the guest speaker Rabbi Natan Gamedze. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the service and the dinner after and Shabbat morning. We also had a wonderful challah bake with the Rebbetzens with about 140 ladies and a man. Many people found the speaker very inspiring with his amazing story of how he found Judaism and his journey towards Judaism”

This event was supported by The Chief Rabbi’s Centre for Community Excellence (CCE).
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