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  • Dynamic Drum Cafe in Stanmore for a Fun Havdala Jam

    Event Stanmore hosted a Saturday night drum cafe event for young families and teens, keeping the spirit of Shabbat going into the week. With pizza to fuel the musical energy the participants created a strong percussion, with the beat uniting read more
  • Twinning initiative brings new vibrancy to British Jewry

    Over the last few years, the communal landscape has been quietly but determinedly shifting towards a more unified and self-sustaining whole, as The Chief Rabbi’s Centre for Community Excellence (CCE) funds a twinning programme that fosters inter-community partnerships across the read more
  • Residential Shabbaton for Meade Hill Shul members

    Event Meade Hill members enjoyed a residential Shabbaton in Llandudno, culminating in a wonderful musical Melava Malka. The aim was to strengthen bonds amongst new young members and existing ones. Evaluation from Rebbetzen Esti Prijs: “New friendships were made, and read more
  • A Twinned Shabbat: Birmingham & Bournemouth

    Event Plans are already in the works for another joint Shabbaton after a highly successful visit to Bournemouth by the Singers Hill (Birmingham Hebrew Congregation) community. The Birmingham contingent had plenty of opportunities to get to know their twin community, read more
  • South Hampstead’s Israel 70 Festival features something for everyone

    Event There was something for everyone at South Hampstead’s landmark Israel 70 Festival, as members and non-members alike were welcomed in to enjoy a varied programme that included a live book review, an Israeli dance workshop, a hands-on Israeli cooking read more
  • Visit to National Holocaust Centre has profound impact on Bushey members

    Event The importance of Holocaust education was reaffirmed for members of Bushey’s SAGE group during a sombre trip to the Beth Shalom National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Nottingham. The group, which comprises retired and semi-retired members of the community read more
  • Herts synagogues bring together top speakers for inspirational day

    Event A cluster of Hertfordshire synagogues pooled their creative ideas and enthusiasm for Jewish life to stage Encounters 18, an inspirational day that provided a range of Jewish learning opportunities and plenty of time for forming cross-communal bonds. Attendees travelled read more
  • Bushey invites Edwin Shuker to present film ‘Remembering Baghdad’

    Event The Bushey community couldn’t fault their evening with Edwin Shuker, the Jewish philanthropist, Board of Deputies Vice-President and documentary filmmaker, whose film ‘Remembering Baghdad’ was the focus of an enlightening and educational evening for the congregation. After a screening read more
  • Rabbi Kelemen brings fresh perspective as Scholar in Residence for Stanmore

    Event As an authority on community wellbeing and family relationships, Rabbi Kelemen found an enthusiastic and willing audience in the many young families who attend Stanmore shul, when he spoke during the Shabbat morning service. He fascinated members with his read more
  • CCE Spring 2017 Report: Two years on

    Since its inception two years ago, the Centre for Community Excellence (formerly Centre for Rabbinic Excellence) has evolved into an invaluable hub for sharing best practice, sourcing creative ideas for programming and events and accessing funding that can transform innovative read more