Office of the Chief Rabbi

CCE Case Studies

  • Enfield & Winchmore Hill: Shavuot & the Queen’s birthday celebrations

    Event For the auspicious occasion of the Queen’s 90th birthday, many Jewish communities celebrated in true patriotic fashion, with the Enfield & Winchmore Hill congregation even fusing their Shavuot and birthday celebrations. Not only did this allow for communal bonding, read more
  • Yeshurun: Yom Hazikaron & Yom Haatzmaut

    Event There was even greater interest than usual in Yeshurun’s ‘Open House’ Yom Hazikaron ceremony and educational programme, which invited the Jewish community of South Manchester to join together for Israel’s national day of remembrance. Almost 200 people, 3 Rabbis read more
  • Belmont: First Night Communal Seder

    Event Participants in Belmont’s first night communal seder relived the story of Pesach with a colourful educational programme that used costumes, puppets and props to bring The Ten Plagues and much else to life. Coming together with the ‘Belmont family’ read more
  • South Manchester: Pre-Pesach Matzah Making

    Event There was great excitement in the build-up to the Matzah-baking session organised by South Manchester Hebrew Congregation for a group of men and boys. After attending a Shiur to learn about the Halacha surrounding this mitzvah, the group visited read more
  • Solihull: Pre-Pesach Trip to London

    Event Members of Solihull were treated to a full Pre-Pesach experience with a coach trip to London that allowed participants to pick up their Pesach shopping from the well-stocked shops of North London, while getting to know each other better. read more
  • Solihull: Purim Parcel Scheme

    Programme This was a two-part project designed both to enthuse adults and children on an educational level and to spread some Tikkun Olam by distributing Mishloach Manot. 25 community members enjoyed packing the parcels in Shul before Purim, before a read more
  • Shenley does Bollywood: Purim at SUJC

    Event It was a Purim party with an Indian twist at Shenley United Jewish Community as a Bollywood dance workshop brought people together to discover a new culture and work up an appetite for high-quality Indian-themed refreshments. This interactive activity read more
  • 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