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  • Celebrating CCJ's 75th Anniversary


  • CCJ Chair Statement on Anniversary of Kristallnacht

    CCJ’s Chair of Trustees, Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, posted this statement on the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the ‘night of broken glass’: ‘Today, we remember the events of Kristallnacht, a series of pogroms against Jews in Germany and Austria. Kristallnacht was ... Read more

  • Reflections on Sukkot and Universalism

    The Jewish festival of Sukkot begins on the eve of 23 September and lasts for eight days.Here, Rabbi Barry Kleinberg reflects on the festival. To learn more about Sukkot, click here. Alan Brill wrote a book called Judaism and Other Religions: ... Read more

  • Rosh Hashanah: Creating the World Together

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls this year on 10-11 September. ‘Today the world is at birth.’ After each set of horn blasts on Rosh Hashanah, Jews recite these words. Unlike most Jewish festivals, Rosh Hashanah does not commemorate any events ... Read more
  • CCJ Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

    CCJ was horrified to learn of the murderous attack on the Jewish community in Pittsburgh at the Etz Chaim Synagogue while its congregants were at prayer on the Sabbath. ‘Etz Chaim’ means ‘Tree of Life’, and in this attack lives ... Read more

  • Yom Kippur: Meditation in the Belly of a Whale

    As Yom Kippur approaches, Jews are involved in self-reflection and self improvement. We navigate our way from the Day of Judgement (Rosh HaShana) through the Ten Days of Repentance, until we reach the pinnacle of human self-awareness and humility — ... Read more

  • Celia Gould reflects on her internship with CCJ

    I have had a wonderful time as an intern at the CCJ office during August. The work I have done has been varied, including updating areas of the website and social media, writing articles and commentaries and compiling resources for ... Read more