An "ask the rabbi" event has been held in Liverpool as part of a multi-venue programme organised by Adam Cailler in his new role as community activities co-ordinator.
The former assistant manager of Harold House is working under the auspices of UJIA, the King David Foundation and Merseyside Jewish Representative Council.
"Previously, all events, dinners, and speakers took place in Harold House," the 20-year-old explained.
"When Harold House closed down, it was an opportunity to use all the other facilities and communal buildings that were not being used."
Merseyside Jewish Housing Association chair Alan Tinger said the past few emissaries from Israel "have not worked out. Adam is from the community and it works better."
For "ask the rabbi", more than 100 people quizzed Lionel Cofnas from Childwall Synagogue, Mani Pollak from Allerton Hebrew Congregation, Avrohom Kievman from Lubavtich and Rabbi Aaron Kamps from Aish at King David High School.
"The rabbis didn't want to see the questions beforehand," Mr Cailler said. "They wanted to be on their toes."