Student support swelled the Mitzvah Day crowd at Brighton Reform's cupcake-wrapping session to 180. The cakes were delivered to patients at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, residents of Jewish Care's Hyman Fine House and needy community members. Cross-communal welfare group Helping Hands organised the event.
Progressive synagogue congregants participated in a gardening project in Brighton's Moulescombe area which encourages the involvement of troubled teenagers.
Newcastle photographer Paul Brown has published a pictorial account of a local rabbi after shadowing him for a year.
Fifty people attended a presentation of The Rabbi – A Year in the Life Of at Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation. At the event Rabbi Dovid Lewis and Mr Brown, who is not Jewish, spoke about how the photographer spent time with the rabbi and his family following their personal and public life.
Rabbi Lewis said: "At first it felt very strange, but very quickly Nachi, my wife and children Chaya and Tzivia settled and relaxed with Paul.
Newcastle's United Hebrew Congregation has been rewarded for its education work with visiting schools with a £6,000 Faith in Action grant from the government.
It is one of more than 100 projects promoting interfaith understanding - including several run by Jewish groups - that are the beneficiaries of £2 million in grants from the Communities Development Foundation.