In 2009 a small group of volunteers involved in alternative Jewish Groups (Wandering Jews, Carlebach Minyan and Moishe House London) got together to put on their own Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. They combined spiritually engaging and participatory services with inclusive and egalitarian values. In creating a non-denominational space, they attracted an broad range of Orthodox, Masorti, Reform, Liberal and Unaffiliated Jews to come together within the Grassroots Tent.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM GRJ?
With those core aims still at the heart of our ethos, Grassroots Jews brings together a passionate community to celebrate, reflect, pray and fast with a combination of services, parallel programming and communal meals - all made possible by a massive movement of volunteers.
WHO MAKES IT HAPPEN?
We all do! Yes, you too!
We create mindful Jewish community in the very act of creating meaningful, inspiring Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur experiences for ourselves, our families, and friends old and new.
We make it happen by investing our time and skill as well as pooling our finances (through registration) in balance with the rest of our lives.
When you register for GRJ 2017 we will ask you some questions to find out what that could look like for you, from creative visioning to hands on help, from logistics to love crew, from technical expertise to fabulous food.
DEBBIE DANON EXPLAINS HER JOURNEY TO DISCOVERING GRASSROOTS JEWS IN 2009