Stanmore excels at Shabbat
STANMORE AND Canons Park Synagogue’s Shabbat UK programme has been recognised as one of the two best in Europe.
Congregants have been told the shul is being honoured, along with the Berlin community, by the Conference of European Rabbis’ Hulya organisation.
Stanmore’s Shabbat UK programme attracted an attendance of almost 1,200 to 11 events over five days, including speakers at members’ homes, a Friday night service followed by a whisky and sushi kiddush, a community meal for 350 and post-Shabbat fireworks.
Merrick Wolman, Stanmore’s chairman, is “incredibly proud of what our Shabbat UK committee achieved. Stanmore is known as one of the biggest communities in Europe. This award proves we are also one of the best.”