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Jewish Quest offers UK ‘theological injection’

The reincarnated version of the Friends of Louis Jacob charity, has already built a 2000-strong audience and has podcast listeners from all over the world including in the US and Australia. 

A new educational charity, Jewish Quest,is aimed at engaging Jews across the religious spectrum with podcasts and events, writes Sabrina Miller.

Organisers of the reinvigorated version of the Friends of Louis Jacob have said it will offer a “theological injection in the arm of British Jewry”.

It has already built a 2,000-strong audience and has podcast listeners in the US and Australia. Jewish Quest’s co-founder Simon Heder told Jewish News: “I think there is really an appetite for theology in a way that most synagogues don’t like to put front and centre and there’s a real appetite for a search and questing.

“[Our website] is kind of like a box of chocolates. You don’t quite know what kind of perspective you’re going to get but, there is a genuine interest for exploring Torah.”

He hopes to give cutting-edge access to ideas and debates, saying our shuls “haven’t quite woken up to the digital revolution that needs to happen”. He hopes to reach across denominations and geographies, hosting scholars from Israel and America, as well as the UK.

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