On Wednesday 7 October CJC together with the United Synagogue, JAFI and the Beverly Hills Syngaogue partnered up to produce the world’s biggest ‘Sukkah Hop’. We took a virtual trip around the world to a host of communities across five continents and explored the unique cultures, Succot customs and traditions of our global Jewish community. Inlcuding special messages from the President of Israel, Issac Herzog – Chair of Jewish Agency for Israel and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
Inspiring video message from future head of the Commonwealth, the Prince of Wales about the contribution of religious communities, for Faith in the Commonwealth online panel.
On Monday 29th June, the Commonwealth Jewish Council held a “Faith in the Commonwealth” multi-faith webinar featuring a video message from HRH The Prince of Wales and contributions from religious leaders.
Six religious leaders, spanning five different traditions, spoke at the webinar, including the Archbishop of Kigali Mgr. Antoine Kambanda, Archbishop of Kigali (Roman Catholic), Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (Jewish) and the Bishop of London Dame Sarah Mullally (Anglican). Other speakers were Dr Chinmay Pandya (Hindu), Dr Jhutti-Johal (Sikh) and Professor Ebrahim Moosa (Muslim). In their contributions, they discussed the role religions play in strengthening society around the Commonwealth.
The webinar was chaired by Dr Joanna Newman, Chief Executive of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and advisor to the Commonwealth Jewish Council.
Jewish Agency and Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs establish forum with leadership of 30 global and regional Jewish organizations to assess implications of Covid-19 crisis.