Finchley United Synagogue


ShabbatUK at Kinloss was a huge grassroots affair, with over 100 volunteers from affiliated and less affiliated backgrounds giving of their time to help produce a jam-packed, unforgettable programme that included a Challah Make, a Chulent Fest, a musical Kabbalat Shabbat, communal meals featuring world-class speakers and a huge Havdallah party. Over from Israel to ramp up the ruach was acapella group ‘Kippa Live’, who attracted so many people to the Kabbalat Shabbat that the Kiddush space had to be expanded. Over 2,000 attended across the weekend, with everyone taking away with a positive Shabbat experience.

Evaluation from Kinloss ShabbatUK coordinator:

“The ambition to create an inclusive, engaging and inspiring Shabbat experience approach has certainly been realised and now volunteers can now look to the ‘what next’ in order to continue the momentum. Many of the people who attended over the course of the week do not regularly attend Kinloss activities and more than 130 volunteered on the various teams overall. This is a tremendous achievement!”


This event was supported by The Chief Rabbi’s Centre for Community Excellence (CCE).
Fundraising and advice for new programmes and events are available to communities under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.
For more information, click here.