Office of the Chief Rabbi

CCE Case Studies

  • ShabbatUK @Southport

    Event ShabbatUK helps small communities like Southport feel part of the bigger whole, whilst providing an impetus for them to develop a memorable programme for members. Their Friday Night service attracted over 30 (including some who were unaffiliated), compared to 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 @Solihull

    Event A young man who became Shomer Shabbat in his teens was the guest speaker at Solihull’s ShabbatUK, which revolved around boosting community feeling and educating attendees further about the Jewish day of rest. A successful Challah Make on Thursday read more
  • ShabbatUK @ HGSS

    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
  • ShabbatUK @Finsbury Park

    Event ShabbatUK at Finsbury Park got off to a creative start as children created wooden stars in a Parashat Lech Lecha-themed session titled ‘Ani Kohav’. These created the backdrop for their Shabbat, which was also preceded by FPS’ first ever read more
  • Stanmore: 220 Challenge

    Event A landmark learning event in the week before ShabbatUK brought a strong sense of community into the homes of Stanmore United members as attendees signed up to hear talks addressing different aspects of Shabbat. Seven guest speakers presented a read more
  • Birmingham central: Neshot Chayil Shabbat

    Event In honour of Shabbat Bereishit, Birmingham Central held their first Neshot Chayil Shabbat in celebration of the great contribution of female members to community life. There was a higher than expected, cross-generational turnout for a communal lunch that was read more
  • Singers Hills: Succah Crawl Bus Hop

    Event To stimulate interest in Succot, and specifically the building a Succah, Singers Hill arranged for their teen members to board a special bus that took them on a Succah Crawl of 7 families in the community, thereby increasing opportunities read more
  • Borehamwood & Elstree: Simchat Torah Fairground-Style

    Event A Simchat Torah party to end all Simchat Torah parties, BES’ novel fairground-style celebration brought the community together in honour of their Chatanim and Neshot Chayil to enjoy funfair stalls such as darts and coconut shyes and classic funfair read more
  • Barnet: Ellul Learning Programme

    Programme Barnet members were treated to a series of three enlightening lectures that provided refreshing angles on the High Holidays in advance of the Yom Tovim. The Ellul Learning Programme brought in renowned speakers from LSJS to discuss such topics read more