Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:14 -- jewishchaplain
Rabbi gets dirty for a good cause


Liverpool and North West student Chaplain Rabbi Dan Lieberman took part in an unusual challenge for a man of the cloth: participating in 28 assault challenges over the course of 11 miles last Sunday.

Completing the ‘Tough Mudder’  North West challenge held at  Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire,  involved  putting his body through ice water challenges, running up steep hills and driving through chest high mud – all performed whilst wearing his kippah!

Rabbi Lieberman, who hails from Salford where he attended Manchester Jewish Grammar School, is also the Rabbi of Allerton Hebrew Congregation. “I have always been interested in daring physical challenges - I also box and weightlift,” he explains. “It allows me to push my own boundaries. The ‘Tough Mudder’ involves lots of teamwork which is extremely character building. The eight hours a week training was well worth it when I consider the cause – University Jewish Chaplaincy, which provides thousands of students every year with intensive pastoral and programming support.”

He thanked congregants and students for their support. He is already nearing his target of £1,000, which has included a very generous donation from nearby Childwall Hebrew Congregation.

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