Office of the Chief Rabbi

CCE Case Studies

  • Leeds communities stage festive Pre-Purim Carnival

    Event Leeds United Jewry ( Etz Chaim, BHH and UHC shuls) have continued to invest in cross-communal events, their latest success a youth-oriented Pre-Purim Carnival that attracted families with children of all ages, as well as those who were less read more
  • Etz Chaim, BHH and UHC shuls join forces for Shabbat Leeds

    Event The three Leeds communities joined forces for the multifaceted Shabbat Leeds, which succeeded in recreating the excitement and unifying spirit that defined their Shabbat UK events. Many attendees had never experienced a Shabbat quite like it, and after ruach-filled read more
  • Sharing Streimels: The Travelling Chasidim visit Chigwell

    Event The Chigwell & Hainault community enjoyed a unique Shabbaton and musical Melava Malka featuring popular performers The Travelling Chassidim, whose message of mutual respect and love between Jews left attendees of the community Shabbaton – which included both members read more
  • Brighton & Hove: Lunch and Learn

    Event Having suffered a recent decline in numbers at their weekly Lunch and Learn adult education sessions, Brighton & Hove availed of CRE funding to enhance their learning session by providing a hot kosher lunch with multiple courses. A target read more
  • Whitefield: Ladies Drama Group

    Event The now established North Manchester Ladies Jewish Drama Group produced and staged an original play to a combined audience of over 515 women and girls, engaging ladies from both within the Whitefields community and beyond to be part of read more
  • Yeshurun: Friday Night Series

    Event Well over 100 people attended the inaugural event of Yeshurun’s eagerly-anticipated Friday Night Live Series, which was a resounding success. Keen to increase attendance and improve the atmosphere at Friday night services, this evening saw many members join in read more
  • Pinner Shul & Moriah school: Chanukah panto and party

    Event A Chanukah party organised by Pinner Shul and held at Moriah Jewish Day School brought together the Moriah and non-Moriah community for the first time, enlightening participants about the creative community events created by Pinner Synagogue. A festive family read more
  • Pinner: Simply Tsfat Chanukah Concert

    Event In an attempt to revive attendance at its communal Chanukah event, Pinner shul staged a very popular candle lighting and concert with the Chassidic band Simply Tsfat, in this way providing members with an uplifting and meaningful experience for read more
  • St John’s Wood: Community Shabbat with IDF soldiers

    Event St John’s Wood Shul wanted to capture that Shabbat UK feeling, so resolved to host a similar family-oriented affair with some special guests. A group of 36 Israeli soldiers participating in the ‘Peace of Mind’ programme joined the community read more
  • Central Synagogue: Shabbat with Rabbi Shaw

    Event After glowing feedback following a previous scholar-in-residence Shabbaton, Central wanted to recreate this multifaceted communal Shabbat by inviting the renowned Rabbi Andrew Shaw to address the congregation at various points during the weekend. Rabbi Shaw’s enlightening talks for both read more