Shab­bat UK wins award

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JOSH JACKMAN

MANCH­ESTER’S WHITE­FIELD He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion has won a £7,000 prize for its Shab­bat UK ac­tiv­i­ties. The award came from Euro­pean Jewish think-tank Hulya and the Con­fer­ence of Euro­pean Rab­bis for “the most in­no­va­tive, en­rich­ing and orig­i­nal green Shab­bat olamit” across the con­ti­nent. Fundrais­ing events dur­ing the week­end in­cluded foot­ball and poker tour­na­ments and the White­field Jewish Youth Cen­tre staged its own chal­lah bake for chil­dren.

Seat­tle-born Nis­sim Black also spent the Shab­bat in the com­mu­nity, at­tend­ing events and telling the story of how he went from rap­per to Ortho­dox Jew.

Rabbi Jonathan Gut­tentag said the shul was “grat­i­fied” that con­gre­gants’ “cre­ative and imag­i­na­tive work has achieved de­served recog­ni­tion”.

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