MRJ Rabbi to run the Paris Marathon

7 February 2017

Radlett Synagogue’s Associate Rabbi and Director of Youth Rabbi Celia Surget is training to run the Paris marathon on 9th April to support and honour the work of the Leo Baeck College. She is aiming to raise £60,000.

Spending her time between Radlett and LBC, Celia tutors both both British and French students, runs Radlett’s busy Cheder and serves as the treasurer of the newly constituted ERA (the European Progressive Rabbinic association).

Celia said: “It is my belief that Leo Baeck offers the best and strongest education to rabbinic students on this continent, and that is why I have chosen to raise money for it.

“I firmly believe that as a graduate, I have a responsibility to ensure that my alma mater is still able to fulfil its commitment to providing excellent training and allowing the Progressive rabbinate worldwide to be the best it can be.”

In addition, recent events in the UK and perhaps more specifically in the US, have opened Celia’s eyes to the role that Progressive clergy can play in providing pastoral support to those who are struggling with a rapidly changing world, raising their voices because of the privileged positions they find themselves  in where people will listen to them, and upholding values of  openness and inclusivity that are so unique to our movements

Please visit Celia’ giving page to donate.


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