Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community - בית חברים


Our services are held at the Christ the King (CTK) Catholic Church hall, 3 Princes Road (on the Langney roundabout), Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6HS and at Alice Croft House (ACH), Cornfield Lane, Eastbourne, BN21 4NE.

Please refer to the list below for the times and locations of services. 

Services are led by Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein or our lay leaders. We use the Liberal Judaism prayer book "Siddur Lev Chadash" which is in English and Hebrew and we have transliterations available for those who wish to follow the Hebrew parts of the service.

Visitors - we ask that all visitors to our services respect our Liberal Jewish traditions and practices. 

The hall at CTK is fully disabled-accessible with disabled toilet facilities and a free car park with step-free access.

2019 Services, Festivals and Events

Thursday 21st March - Festival of Purim

Friday 22nd March - Erev Shabbat Service with a Purim theme, 6.30pm, CTK, leaders Patrick Sellam and Larry Navon

Saturday 13th April - Shabbat Morning Service, 11.30 am, CTK, led by Ruth Selo. Beginners' Hebrew 10.30 am.

Friday 19th April - ELJC Communal Passover Seder, 6.00 pm, CTK, leaders - Russell Brenda Waffel and Ruth Selo.  Tickets - 16 members, 20 non-members. Children free.  To book tickets phone 07407 401280 or email eljc.contact@gmail.com.

Saturday 20th April - First day of Passover (Pesach)

Friday 26th April - Erev Shabbat Service, 6.30 pm, CTK, led by Russell Brenda Waffel and Karen Emerson-Baum plus a discussion on Jewish identity in the UK today.

Thursday 2nd May - Yom Ha-Shoah (Israel Holocaust Memorial Day)

Thursday 9th May - Yom Ha-Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)

Saturday 11th May - Shabbat Morning Service, 11.30 am, CTK.  Led by Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein plus a visit by Liberal Judaism's youth movement leaders.

Friday 24th May - Erev Shabbat Service , 6.30 pm, CTK, leader TBC

Saturday 8th June - Shabbat Morning Service, 11.30 am, St Wilfrid's Hospice, Eastbourne, led by Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein.

Sunday 9th June - Festival of Shavuot

Saturday 22nd June - Liberal Judaism Music Day - Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue

Sunday 23rd June - Liberal Judaism Day of Celebration - Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London NW8

Friday 28th June - Erev Shabbat Service, 6.30pm, CTK, leader Russell Brenda Waffel, including an oneg shabbat talk by Karl Waffel on the Bauhaus movement

Saturday 13th July - Shabbat Morning Service, 11.30am, CTK, led by Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein.  Summer Picnic.

Friday 26th July - Erev Shabbat Service, 6.30pm, CTK, leader TBC