Celebrating 118 years of Liberal Jewish life!
Hebrew, unlike English, doesn’t have ‘numbers’, so numeric values are assigned to certain Hebrew letters. The word chai (חַי) meaning “alive”, and probably most popularly used in the phrase am yisrael chai (עַם יִשְרָאֵל חַי) represents the number 18.
As such, the Jewish world has seen the number 18 as an important one for centuries, and traditionally many Jewish families have given monetary gifts in multiples of 18 at weddings, and bnei mitzvah celebrations.
As Liberal Judaism approaches its 118th year, we want to focus on the important role that so many people have played in giving chai to our movement. Our fundraising dinner will celebrate those people and focus on ensuring that we can continue to be the home for your Jewish story for another 118 years to come.
In the spirit of chai, there are two prices for tickets for this year’s dinner, a strictly ticket price and a donation ticket price. A donation ticket can be tax effective if given under Gift Aid. They are at least 10% greater than the standard entry fee to enable Liberal Judaism to treat the whole amount paid as a donation and reclaim tax on the total. This amounts to an extra 25 per cent, potentially a very significant boost to Liberal Judaism.