Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue


The Chigwell community served as the focal point for ShabbatUK celebrations in Essex, with many ladies from the surrounding area joining in the Challah Make, and whole communities joining together for a musical Havdalah service that featured the Chigwell in-house band, ‘Shul of Rock’, who played Israeli classics. Before this grand conclusion to Shabbat, which also involved a talent show, everyone sat down to a lively Melava Malka with BBQ style food.

Evaluation from Organiser:

“This event is one of two community events in the last few years and offered a chance for all the parties in the area to come together at one venue to celebrate a great Shabbat. The area still has sparks of vibrancy that just need to be lit and these kind of events help to bring everyone together. It’s also very important for the community to see the fun side of being involved in a more religious way of life.”


This event was supported by The Chief Rabbi’s Centre for Community Excellence (CCE).
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