October events on campus

By Naomi Firsht, October 29, 2015

This month has seen a whole host of (mainly) food-based events on campus.



Chief hails the 'extraordinary' 100,000

By Josh Jackman, October 29, 2015

Organisers of the second annual Shabbat UK weekend claim that more than 100,000 people attended synagogue services or took part in one of the 900 events held in more than 50 communities.


Progressive students are all kitted out for Shabbat

By Naomi Firsht, October 23, 2015

Progressive students will be fully equipped for Shabbat on campus thanks to new kits provided by Liberal Judaism.

The kits contain a special Kabbalat Shabbat siddur, a £50 food voucher, Kiddush wine, candles, yeast and a challah recipe, and a havdalah set.


When Twitter really was a community social network

By Jessica Weinstein, October 16, 2015

Today I helped man the JC’s Twitter takeover with the Chief Rabbi. As media partners of ShabbatUK, the theme of the takeover was Shabbat, and readers and Twitter users were encouraged to take part using the hashtag #weloveshabbat.


Give us back a second day

By Miriam Shaviv, October 15, 2015

When night falls and Shabbat goes out, I feel a tinge of sadness. My 25-hour rest is over, and it's back to the grindstone.

Last week, as we made havdalah, my heart soared. Finally! We were entering a five-day work week. Since mid-August, what with the summer holidays, Bank Holiday and the High Holy Days, I've only had one full week of work.


The 'highlight' of ShabbatUK- prayers at 19,000ft

October 15, 2015

It may not be the largest service taking place during ShabbatUK, but it is almost certainly the highest.

Rabbi Ari Shainfeld is planning to lead Shabbat prayers at 19,000 feet on top of Mount Kilimanjaro.


Shabbat UK: A day of rest - then there's a party to go to

By Rosa Doherty, October 15, 2015

The biggest havdalah party in history - that's what Shabbat UK organisers are aiming for as the climax to the nationwide celebration of the day of rest.

The party, on October 24, is taking place at Brent Cross, north-west London, in an area with space for up to 5,000. It is being planned as a major event to mark the end of the weekend.


Tweet the Chief Rabbi next week for Shabbat UK

October 8, 2015

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will be taking over the JC Twitter account to answer questions as part of Shabbat UK.

Rabbi Mirvis has asked readers to email or tweet their questions about Shabbat and he will answer them online on October 16 between midday and 1pm.