Almost 250 people attended Chagigah, a weekend celebrating Reform Judaism from 24-26 June at Eastwood Hall near Nottingham.

Chagigah saw the launch of three major initiatives as part of Reform Judaism’s commitment to strengthening communities and inspiring members.

These initiatives are designed to benefit all communities, regardless of their size and geography. Reform Judaism will partner communities after Chagigah to continue their implementation and development.

The three initiatives focus on re-imagining leadership, tackling adult social care and empowering Jewish spiritual practice.

In her Shabbat morning address, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner said: “These initiatives and the plan for their future stewardship were crafted by rabbis, Reform Judaism professionals, community welfare, education and development professionals and our lay people in collaborative partnerships. This partnership reflects who we are and should be as a national movement”.