Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
The Rabbi Becker’s Discretionary Fund is for the relief of financial need, the advancement of education and religion and to generally further communal interests.

The synagogue will set up and run a separate bank account designated Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund or RDF. The signatories for the bank account will be the rabbi and the Honorary Treasurer.

The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund will be under the control of the Rabbi and monitored by the Honorary Treasurer. The Rabbi Becker’s Discretionary Fund shall comply with all relevant tax & charity laws. Gift Aid received directly from donors shall be applied to the fund.  The synagogue may set aside funds each year from its budget and apply them to the RDF.

The fund should be reviewed regularly by the Treasurer to insure that the fund is being used in accordance with its aims. Confidentiality is of prime importance and must be maintained by the Honorary Treasurer. The RDF should also be subject to Examination annually by the synagogue Examiner.

All cheques for donations to the fund should be made out to the synagogue or to the RDF and not made out to the Rabbi personally and then if necessary transferred into the fund by the Treasurer. The Honorary Treasurer will keep an account of all transactions and regularly update the Administrator or Assistant Treasurer or the person maintaining the Restricted Fun/Designated Fund schedule.

Items to be considered for expenditure shall include funds to needy congregants and other individuals. Funds to other organisations. Payment for community dinners benefiting a charity, Charitable purposes in general, if lawful under our synagogue Constitution.  The cost of assembling some small groups, (i.e. a group of mainly retired people, or when a lecturer needs to be paid for addressing a small interfaith study group) which the Rabbi has organised.

Items to be considered unsuitable for expenditure shall include CD.’s, DVD,s, Computers, Books, Software, Artwork, Conferences etc.
In regard to educational purposes this money will not be used for paying a person who comes to lead a lecture at a function or event which is open the entire membership of the synagogue.
Tony Bloom & Adrienne Williams's 
wedding on Sunday 5th November 
Alex Slade & Andrew Golding were married in September in Blackfriars London Ec

Shabbat Morning services 

Saturday morning at 10.00am 

Tuesday 2nd February
There will be an Erev Shabbat service and Chavurah Meal together with a
Tu B'Shevat Seder at SWESRS in Oaks Lane from 7.00pm 


New Book Group

Karen Watch & Rachel Savage of Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue

have started a new Book Club which will meet from time to time in the Cheder Block of the synagogue

The Book Club will now meet on a Thursday with the next meeting taking place on the 8th March at 8pm. 
Subsequent dates are :
29th March, 26th April, 31st May and 28th June.
The 1st book is How to stop time by Matt Haig. 
Book 2 is The far side of the sky by Daniel Kalla. 
The 3rd is Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. 
If you have a book(s) in mind that you would like to suggest the group read bring a synopsis with you for us all to read and see what we think. 

Please join Rachel & Karen  for what is hoped to be a fun gathering of bookworms once a month.

Refreshments will be provided.

Contact admin@sukkatshalom.me.uk for further details



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