Rabbi & Rebbetzin Epstein joined CNSS at top speed!

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The whole community was eagerly looking forward to welcoming Rabbi and Rebbetzin Epstein and their family when they arrived on 1 June 2014 and they truly ‘hit the ground running’!

Their first events were over Shavuot, just 48 hours after starting in their positions, when Rebbetzen Ilana worked with Tribe  at the Make, Take & Bake event for children R-Y3 on the afternoon of 3 June, then they both gave shiurim at the Tikkun Leil Shavuot that evening (yes, we ran the programme from 7.15pm-midnight!) whilst Rabbi Epstein also met with the youth.

The First Day Shavuot saw the “Women of the Year’ presentation and reception after the service where, breaking with tradition, both Rabbi and Rebbetzen Epstein spoke to the two recipients, who were introduced – for the first time – by CNSS Chairwoman Rosalind Goulden.

On Second day Shavuot, Rebbetzen Ilana hosted nearly forty ladies to ‘Tea & Torah‘ at her home. With an aufruf and bar mitzvahs upcoming in their first few weeks, the Epsteins have certainly made a big impact on the community. We all wish them and their family much success and happiness with us in CNSS.