Office of the Chief Rabbi

CCE Case Studies

  • 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...
  • Enfield & Winchmore Hill: Tashlich Cruise II

    Event The Tashlich Cruise developed by Rebbetzen Sufrin of Enfield is fast becoming an annual tradition, as members embarked on their second educational and social barge trip in honour of this mitzvah. In addition to learning about the Rosh Hashana Read more...
  • Yeshurun: Shabbat Under the Stars

    Event Shabbat became an outdoor adventure when members of the Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation joined family and friends to pitch tents at the Bowley Scout Camp in Blackburn. The programme for ‘Shabbat Under the Stars’ included a musical Kabbalat Shabbat in Read more...
  • Kenton: Residential Shabbaton

    Event A spirit of unity was fostered very successfully during Kenton’s Residential Shabbaton in the Buckinghamshire countryside, as participants, including those who are housebound and can’t ordinarily make it to shul, enjoyed a full Shabbat with communal meals, ruach-filled davening Read more...
  • Kingston, Surbiton & District: Seaside Shabbaton

    Event A cross-section of the Kingston community joined with the Bournemouth congregation for a residential Shabbaton that allowed them to celebrate Shabbat in a warm, family atmosphere with communal meals, a learning programme, introspective conversations and song. Participants deepened their Read more...