Graduation of their Hadracha course

On Tuesday 24th June, Edgware and District Reform Synagogue were proud to hold the Graduation of their Hadracha course, to celebrate 27 young people completing a two year leadership programme.

The course was written and implemented by the EDRS’ Youth Director who led the group in monthly sessions where they delivered training on; informal Jewish education, child protection and programme writing and delivery to name a few. As well as this the young people were given work experience within EDRS’ successful weekly clubs, Orot Sunday school and play schemes.


The Synagogue was filled with over 100 people; friends and family of the Graduates, as well as the Synagogues Rabbi’s, honorary officers and community members.

EDRS were delighted to welcome special guest The Deputy Mayor of Barnet, Councillor David Longstaff, to the Graduation, along with Rabbi Lauren Janner-Klausner of The Movement for Reform Judaism.

The Mayor, who made the presentation, said to the Graduates “It is fantastic to see so many young people taking part and giving back, when I read about the course I was very jealous that I didn’t have such an opportunity when I was younger”

Emma Senitt EDRS Director of Youth: “It was a huge success; we are so proud of what this group have achieved over the past two years. Many of them have been attending clubs at EDRS since they were young. We have seen them all grow and develop into wonderful role models, and it’s fantastic that they now want to give back to the community that has given them so much.” Whilst addressing the group Miss Senitt spoke to the graduates, many of whom she has known since they were 5 or 6 and expressed who excitement of seeing them grow into amazing young adults and cant wait to watch them on the next part of their jouney.

EDRS Youth Centre is currently taking applications for their next Hadracha course starting October 2014. For information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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