Shabbat UK 2016 in St Albans was a resounding success, starting when 90 people came to St Albans Synagogue for the Great Hertfordshire Challah Make, organised jointly with Shenley US. Rebbetzin Alli Sturgess, St Albans, and Rebbetzin Tanya Garber from Shenley organised a fantastic evening and all the challah makers were impressed. There was great excitement from all when suddenly during the evening Chief Rabbi Mirvis walked in, such a very great honour. The children were further delighted when the Shabbat UK bus pulled up outside, allowing them the chance to jump on board, joining the Chief Rabbi.
Members of St Albans US continued to capture the wonderful spirit of Shabbat UK and joined together for an uplifting Kabbalat Shabbat Service, followed by a delicious 4-course Friday night dinner. A special sushi Kiddush was thoroughly enjoyed by all, after the Shabbat morning Service.
Rabbi Daniel and Rebbetzin Alli Sturgess inspired members on both occasions with lively discussions.