Hi and welcome! We are Rabbi Ephraim and Sara Carlebach together with our 5 children, and we would love to introduce ourselves! Ephraim is from New York, USA and Sara is from London, England. We both grew up with a passion for working for the Jewish community, and through our youth both worked at many different community centers, bringing Judaism to children and adults alike.
For the past 7 years we have had the privilege of working as assistant Rabbi and Rebbetzin at the Shomre Hadas Community in Antwerp, Belgium. We have really enjoyed making Jewish life and services accessible and enjoyable for every kind of Jew in Antwerp. We have celebrated many great milestones with the community, including Births, Bar Mitzvahs and marriages and unfortunately, grieved together with the community during the tough and challenging times. We have organized programs and lectures for children and adults, Shiurim, activities and communal get togethers. We have so appreciated connecting and learning from so many in the Antwerp community, and working together with them for a better Jewish life.
We are now excited for the next step of our journey – setting up a Jewish community in Greenwich and the Docklands.