Shabbat

Shabbat UK: Sitting pretty in Prestwich

October 30, 2014

Dinner had to wait at Manchester's Prestwich Hebrew Congregation due to the extended dancing to chazan Adam Caplan's Kabbalat Shabbat service. Bury South MP Ivan Lewis was among those dancing in the aisles.

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Shabbat UK: Enjoying their free time

By Jay Grenby, October 30, 2014

Bushey Synagogue's leadership applied the principle of "the best things in life are free" to maximise involvement in Shabbat UK.

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Shabbat UK: All roads lead to party time in Elstree

By Jay Grenby, October 30, 2014

Getting into the spirit of Shabbat UK, families in Links Drive, Elstree - all stalwarts of Elstree Shtiebel - held an impromptu Friday night party. They invited Jewish friends and neighbours from the road and adjoining Barham Avenue, as well as fellow shtiebel congregants.

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Shabbat UK: Passing the observance challenge

October 30, 2014

Barnet Synagogue members who do not normally observe Shabbat accepted Rabbi Barry Lerer's "ultimate challenge" to keep the day according to halachah.

Those who signed up were given a hotplate and urn (allowing them to have warm food and hot water prepared before Shabbat) as well as Shabbat belts to hold their keys.

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Chief Rabbi Mirvis: Shabbat UK has made history

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, October 29, 2014

We set our expectations high — and British Jewry exceeded them.

We are still under the spell of a mesmerising and historic weekend.

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The Great Challah Make timelapse

October 28, 2014

The entire Great Challah Make in just 16 seconds.

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Shabbat UK Havdalah concert

October 28, 2014

A Havdalah concert in honour of Shabbat UK 2014, with Rabbi Benjy Morgan & Rabbi Dov Cowan.

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Thousands join in challah bake as Shabbat UK gets off to a triumphant start

By Simon Rocker, October 24, 2014

More than 3,000 women – and a few men – gave an extraordinary start to the Chief Rabbi’s Shabbat UK by joining in a mass challah bake in London last night.

The response was so great that there were nearly 800 on the waiting list for the date with the dough at Allianz Park in London, home of Saracens Rugby Club.

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PM and political leaders voice support for Shabbat UK

By Simon Rocker, October 23, 2014

More than 7,000 people are expected to take part in mass challah-making sessions in 26 locations around the UK as a prelude to Shabbat UK, the national Sabbath celebration launched by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis this weekend.

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Shabbat UK volunteers demonstrate how to get your challah in a twist

October 23, 2014
Ahead of Shabbat UK's Great Challah Make Off this evening, Rebbetzin Dove demonstrates how to knead your dough and plait your challah.

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