Office of the Chief Rabbi

CCE Case Studies

  • Purim Party at Belmont United

    Event Everyone turned out in their best fancy dress for a day of Purim celebrations at Belmont shul, where the entertainment was totally novel – a digital portrait artist. Attendees, who also got the chance to hear the Megillah in read more
  • Pinner-Norwich Twinning Weekend

    Event Pinner United and Norwich Hebrew Congregation continued to reap the fruits of their twinning labours as the two communities spent another Shabbat together. As well as some highly enjoyable joint services and meals, other highlights included insightful Divrei Torahs read more
  • ‘Strictly Kosher’ convention @ Yeshurun HC

    Event The ease with which it is possible to keep kosher and key halachic debates around Kashrut practices were top of the agenda at Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation’s all-day Strictly Kosher event. As well as having a representative from KLBD available read more
  • Enfield’s Purim at the British Museum

    Event Enfield members had a one-of-a-kind immersive festive experience as they enjoyed a sociable and educational Purim-themed visit to the British Museum. They experienced an onsite Megillah reading in a private room, complete with fancy dress and exotic headgear, before read more
  • Bollywood Purim at Watford United

    Event Purim at Watford had a Bollywood flavour as Bangra dancers were hired to teach members, many of whom had come dressed in traditional saris and tunics for the occasion, how to dance like professionals. There were even more in read more
  • Entebbe speaker visits Singers Hill

    Event Members of Birmingham Hebrew Congregation were treated to an especially interesting and dynamic talk in the form of Rami Sherman, an IDF Commando who helped launch a raid on Entebbe airport in 1976 to save hostages taken from a read more
  • Twinning: South Manchester & Southport Shabbaton

    Event The small community of Southport received a huge boost when a visiting party of South Manchester members came to spend Shabbat with them. Many of the South Manchester group were ex-Southport members, so enjoyed a trip down memory lane, read more
  • ShabbatUK @Woodside Park

    Event Woodside Park’s ShabbatUK was a total triumph, attracting 400 people to stay at shul throughout the course of Shabbat day and attuning them to the many benefits of Shabbat observance – made all the easier by the launch of read more
  • ShabbatUK @Ahavas Yisrael

    Event One of Edgware’s youngest communities certainly created a memorable ShabbatUK programme with an array of unique events and activities throughout the weekend. Their Challah Make brought together two different communities as members joined Langdon service users to knead challah, read more
  • ShabbatUK @ Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue

    Event Inspiring the youngest contingent of the shul membership was a recurring theme of HGSS’ ShabbatUK bonanza, which featured a huge marquee decked out as Abraham and Sarah’s tent, world-class speakers and manifold communal meals that buzzed with ruach. An read more