Office of the Chief Rabbi

CCE Case Studies

  • South Hampstead: Sukkot Cheder

    Event Cheder students joined the synagogue’s rabbinical team for an upbeat dinner and diverse educational programme in the community Sukkah. Objectives To ensure students still receive enjoyable and spiritually-beneficial educational experiences during a period of disrupted classes over read more
  • Redbridge: ShabbatUK with The Travelling Chasidim

    Event ‘The Travelling Chassidim’ injected some additional musical ruach into this Shabbat programme, while communal spirit took root with a mass ‘walk-a-thon’ to shul and a  a moving Havdalla service. Objectives To unite congregants of all ages under the banner read more
  • Enfield and Winchmore Hill: Tashlich Cruise

    Event Participants took to the London waterways for an educational and social barge trip to explore and perform the New Day-trippers enjoy a leisurely trip down the canal which encompassed an informative session on Tashlich Year’s custom of Tashlich. Objectives read more
  • Cardiff United: Jewish history trip to Oxford

    Event Congregants were toured around Jewish medieval Oxford and treated to lunch in a trip focused on cultural education and community cohesion. Objectives To unite the congregation in a social context; to improve the well-being of older members by providing read more
  • Aberdeen: Interfaith Tea

    Event A  small community received a much-needed boost by hosting a tea celebrating their 70th anniversary that was attended by members, local councillors and the Lord Provost. Members exhibited pride in their faith as they explained Jewish practices to civic read more
  • Leicester: Young Retired Tour to Jewish London

    Event Members of Leicester, among them infrequent shul-goers, were able to forge new relationships and strengthen their connection to their community on a day trip to London that included a historical tour around the formerly Jewish East End, tales of read more
  • Four communities unite for Bosworth Shabbaton

    Event Residential Shabbaton held jointly with the communities of Solihull, Leicester, Newcastle and Sheffield. Objectives To attract unaffiliated people to something Jewish. To strengthen the commitment of already existing members.  Evaluation from Rabbi Pink “We were able to bring together read more
  • Singers Hill: Purim Learning Series

    Event A learning series; participants engage in both practical and theoretical learning about the festivals. Objectives To bring the community together, increase observance and awareness of festivals and engage people with our tradition.  Evaluation from Rabbi Jacobs “The programme was read more
  • Enfield and Winchmore Hill: Musical Melava Malka

    Event Melava Malka with music and magic. Objectives To further the spirit of community and enable members to enjoy an affordable event. To celebrate our relationship with the United Synagogue at our first Melava Malka since becoming full members.  Evaluation read more
  • Cardiff: A dose of Shabbat Ruach

    Event Cardiff congregants packed out their shul hall for a full Shabbat experience, backed by the CRE funding that has allowed ruach-filled services and communal meals to become a regular fixture.  Two thought-provoking speakers – from charity ‘Race Equality First’ read more