Rabbi Abel provides food for thought at his new home

LIVERPOOL Old Hebrew Congregation’s returning rabbi and family welcomed the community to their new home with a mezzuza barbecue.

Rabbi Ariel Abel, pictured, recently took up a permanent position at Princes Road shul, having served the congregation on both a full and part-time basis since 1999.

Those assembled at his new home heard about the historic significance of the mezzuza, while enjoying a meat barbecue, with vegetarian alternatives, and a paddling pool for young children.

Rabbi Abel said: “This is the first event of many to come, which will grow and unite the local community here in Liverpool.

“Our home will serve to enhance for members, the range of services we provide to the community, so that Jewish life will be something to celebrate and look forward to.”

Rabbi Abel and his wife, Shulamit, are planning future events to mark the minor and major holidays, while encouraging Jewish literacy, Hebrew language fluency and interfaith connections.

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