1 to 3 March 2019: CTJC residential Shabbaton

The CTJC is holding its second Country House Shabbat at Gunthorpe Hall in Norfolk, about a 90 minute drive from Cambridge.

The theme of the Shabbaton, which coincides with Shabbat UK, is Jewish food. Presentations will be given by Rabbi Reuven Leigh, delicious food will be provided, and there will be further activities, entertainment, and a children's programme.

Gunthorpe Hall is a spacious and slightly quirky country house located in extensive parkland with a lake, a pond, and many sheep, goats, ducks, and hens. Inside there is all you could wish for: a large dining-room, a comfortable lounge, a grand piano, a bar, and of course a snooker-table!

We can accommodate about 40 people. The accommodation is comfortable and 'family-style'. While some rooms are en-suite, most have the use of shared bathrooms. You'll therefore need to bring a dressing-gown as well as your own towels.

As before, we will self-cater. We'll ask participants to give some time towards a task or tasks in the kitchen, which we'll arrange by rota.

The fee for the event is £175 per person and £390 for a family of two adults and up to three children. This includes all meals and refreshments from Friday night to Sunday breakfast. To keep the cost down, alcohol, apart from kiddush wine, will be by donation.

If you would like to attend please make your cheque payable to CTJC and send or deliver to the treasurer, Jo Landy, at 52 Maids Causeway Cambridge CB5 8DD. Or you can pay by bank transfer: Committee of the CTJC, Barclays Bank, sort code 20-17-19, account 20199192 (reference Shabbaton).

It's important that no-one is excluded because of the price: if you would like to attend but are put off by the cost, please contact Jo Landy or me in strict confidence.

When booking, please also indicate if you have any special dietary needs. Rooms will be allocated to accommodate as many people as possible. RSVP by 24 February.

The Shabbaton is supported and underwritten by the Chief Rabbi’s Community Fund, for which we are most grateful.

Looking forward to seeing you at what will certainly be a wonderful experience.

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