Sheffield United Synagogue


The organisers of Sheffield United Synagogue’s ShabbatUK programme credited CCE with helping their small community create an all-encompassing Shabbat experience that would leave an indelible mark on participants. All the stops were pulled, starting with a Challah Make on the Thursday, followed by communal davening and meals across Shabbat at which scholars in residence offered thought-provoking insights. A rousing Havdalah ceremony was organised to round off the weekend of festivities.

Evaluation from President of Sheffield:

“The Friday night grand Kiddush featuring one of our scholars in residence was full of Shabbat spirit, as was the Shabbat service the following day, which also featured a sermon by our guest scholar. After Shabbat lunch, an afternoon of different workshops given by our scholars ensued. A beautiful musical Havdalah completed the event. Thank you, chief rabbi for making this outstanding event possible. Despite the small size of our community, Rabbi and Rebbetzen Golomb together with my team succeeded in providing a real Shabbat atmosphere throughout”

Participant Feedback:

“It was inspiring to see such unity between the various communities”

“I came away with great satisfaction at seeing young people engage with these ‘kosher’, communal activities”

“I am Shomer Shabbat, but the whole weekend still gave me a spiritual boost”

“The evening was electric!!! Well done to all involved”

“This was an inspirational Shabbat that has resulted in me wanting to become more and more involved”

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