ShabbatUK is part of the international Shabbos project but tailored specifically for the UK Jewish community. Its primary goal is to connect people with Shabbat, and this is achieved in 3 ways:
- Encourage increased engagement with Shabbat observance
- Unify the largest possible numbers of British Jews
- Empowering communities to achieve great things locally
This year in Bushey, there is a week of events for Shabbat UK:
- Bushey Rent-a-Crowd which is a challenge between Bushey & Stanmore for the most attendees at 7 learning sessions around Bushey, with money being raised towards Hatzollah.
- The Great Bushey Challah Make, with Tracey Fine
- Friday Night International Oneg, with desserts and drinks from around the world.
- Shabbat UK Day & Lunch, with services, learning, Luch, Detective Chief Superintendent Terri Nicholson, Head of Operations, Counter Terrorist Command, New Scotland Yard and Seudah.
- Children’s Art Competition, with entries displayed at the Shul, and the winner announced during the afternoon Seudah
- Shabbat UK HavdalahUK Concert at the Watford Colosseum. Book tickets direct from the Watford Colosseum.
The Shabbat UK website gives more background information.
See Shabbat UK 2016 to see what Bushey did.