Cardiff: A dose of Shabbat Ruach
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’ and from within the congregation – impressed attendees.
To enhance the shabbos experience for members and have an enjoyable platform through which to educate and inspire; to give members who are alone a chance to have company; to increase attendance at Friday Night Minyanim
Evaluation from Rabbi Rose
“We were able to provide the community with a great Shabbos experience and atmosphere, especially for many who are normally alone or normally housebound. It also provided a brilliant opportunity for the young professionals and students less familiar with a shul service to immerse themselves in Shabbos and the community. Attendance was far higher than expected, creating great communal spirit. I strongly recommend similar events for other provincial communities.”
- I observed a sense of togetherness and belonging in the community that was truly special
- The ruach at previous Friday Night dinners left me wanting more! Small communities like ours really do have a wonderful feeling of unity.
- A fabulous evening with great food and even better company.
- Spending quality time with the wider Jewish community was a big draw for me; it’s a nice alternative to staying in.