Office of the Chief Rabbi

Chigwell’s Reflections

Event

Chigwell shul ran an all-day seminar with a full children’s’ programme and an incredible range of top-class speakers. This included Rabbi Daniel Sturgess, Rabbi Daniel Rowe, Rebbetzen Jacqueline Feldman, Rebbetzen Shalvi Friedman, Rabbi Dovid Katz, Rebbetzen Ilana Epstein, Adam Green, Rabbi Akiva Tatz and Rabbi Andrew Shaw. The seminar ran on three separate tracks, inspiration, innovation and Israel with the sessions split between them. There was also two Keynote sessions where all the participants came together and a beautifully catered lunch for a chance for friends to reconvene and discuss what they had learnt.

Evaluation from Rabbi Baruch Davis:

“We sought to offer a variety of topics, offered by a variety of people – Rabbis and Rebbetzens of Chigwell and elsewhere and from two men who had grown up in our community. All were excellent and attracted a large and varied audience and enhanced their feelings of community, Jewish pride and Jewish knowledge. It left people thirsting for more. Many thanks indeed to the Chief Rabbi and his amazing CCE initiative, and his team at the OCR, enabling us to aspire to ever greater heights.”

Participant Feedback:

  • ‘I gained an insight and understanding for a number of subjects that I’d thought about previously but had been unable to reconcile. Excellent event! look forward to next year.’
  • ‘Every session I attended, in its own way, stood out as excellent. It is impossible for me to choose a favourite! Truly amazing, well organised, top speakers. Well done Rabbi Davis and team!’