Office of the Chief Rabbi

Doughnut Bake and Decorate at Yeshurun UHC

Event

The Cheadle congregation of all ages gathered to decorate doughnuts for Chanukah. But what do you do when some people want a quiet time to leisurely decorate their desserts and others want to dance around to their favourite music? The answer is…a silent disco! The participants recieved a headset which played the same music for everyone and those who didn’t want were able to chat to their friends. This wonderful combination allowed group fun that was also tailored to each person’s wishes. Everyone came together at the end to enjoy their decorated treats and to light the Menorah as a community.

Evaluation from Rabbi Bank:

“The participants felt that it was cross generational and young people were able to use the Shul building in a positive manner – the hall was rocking! The Donut bake was inclusive, brought families together and the candle lighting was meaningful to all, with Chanukah brachot and songs given to all so that everyone could join in”.

Participant Feedback:

  • ‘It was excellent, a real Chanukah atmosphere, all the community together having fun, learning making doughnuts, enjoying music and reaching out’.
  • ‘Well organised; a lot of effort was put into the event. Most enjoyable and good fun for all generations’.