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Issac’s Bar Mitvah

Isaac Feldman was the star of his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday the 13th of Tishri for Shabbat Ha-azinu. His leyning of the Torah portion and handling of the Haftarah was done with consummate skill and in the most melodic voice. Both he, Harvey Kurzfield our chair and who tutored Isaac for the occasion, along with his father, Adam Feldman all conducted the special inclusive Shabbat service before the 80 people, friends, relatives and members of the KK congregation with great aplomb. The kiddush, luncheon hosted by the Feldmans, dancing by the resurrected Azoi, and speeches by all the key players of the Feldman family in this important rite of passage, made for a fantastic and moving simcha. Mazel tov, Isaac!

Service with the A-Team

Murray Brown made his debut as a Sh’liach Tsibbur on Shabbat R’eih, 3 September, co-leading the service with his mentor, Harvey Kurzfield. A crowd of visitors and members of the Kehillat Kernow congregation were on hand to take part in this special Shabbat service which was also Murray’s farewell gift to his community before he leaves to attend Exeter University.   Murray and his family have been active members of our community since their arrival here from Manchester ten years ago.

The service itself was wonderful with poignant speeches from Murray about the importance of the KK community to his life as well as a good sermon from Harvey Kurzfield on the parsha. Mazel tov, Murray on a job well done! All good wishes in your new life as a university student.

Pat Lipert