Following the judgment in the Supreme Court Jewish schools have to adopt a religious practice test for admissions.
Some schools will be asking you to complete a Certificate of Religious Practice (CRP), which includes verification of synagogue attendance.
You should check the websites of the schools in which you are interested to see their specific requirements, but many are looking for attendance at synagogue.
Entry to Jewish Schools September 2018
We will once again be putting in place procedures to help those wishing to apply to attend Jewish Schools in September 2018 to obtain a Certificate of Religious Practice (CRP).
This year, the date that eligibility for attendance at synagogue services commences 6th May 2017.
If you wish to have your child’s attendance at synagogue recorded so that we can verify attendance for the CRP, you need to apply to join the attendance register no later than Friday 21st April 2016.
We are, therefore, asking that everyone, whether a member or not, who wishes to have their child’s attendance at Mill Hill Synagogue verified for school admissions purposes, register with us. Please note that if your child has not registered we will not be able to assist with a CRP.
Please register by filling out the online form here.
We were delighted that so many children registered with us last year. We are expecting a large number again this year, so please ensure that you register in plenty of time.
If you have any questions, please email us:
or call Gerry Shaer on 0208 959 1137 extension 3
We recently held two CRP introductory evenings to explain the process and to offer the community an alternative to the morning Shabbat service. These presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
Nursery & Primary School Presentation
Secondary School Presentation
You can read much more information the United Synagogue about the CRP process and about Jewish schools by clicking here.