Coronavirus Update for CRP for School Admissions for 2022 / 2023
Dated 22 March 2021
When applying to a Jewish school or nursery under the religious authority of the Office of the Chief Rabbi, you will need to have completed a CRP form. A copy must be sent directly to the school or nursery together with relevant supporting documents and the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Please check the admissions pages of the school you are applying for.
The process has been updated this year in light of the pandemic and all details regarding what is required can be found on the US website FAQ’s www.theus.org.uk/crp and the accompanying information film on US.tv www.TheUS.tv/crp2021
Here you will find details about how to collect points from shul attendance and online kabbalat services amongst other available options.
Collecting points from attending synagogue: (shul admin - Please select as appropriate)
To collect points from attendance to synagogue services you will need to register with the Shul office, please contact us directly.
Community Manager: Zila Golbert
Telephone: 020 8445 4236
CRP COURSE for PARENTS & CHILDREN
Join us for a six- part online series exploring a variety of
Apply directly to Tribe:
Start Date: Tuesday, 16th November 2021
Join us for a 6 part online series exploring a variety of Jewish topics. Each session lasts for 30 minutes and you must watch all 6 to qualify for your points in section 2 of the form.
This course can either be watched by the parent or the child. If applying for 6th form, it should be the child that watches these sessions.
The Jewish calendar: Learn about the unique sequence of Shabbat and the Chagim in the Jewish calendar and join us for a fascinating journey celebrating Jewish history.
10/613: There are 613 Mitzvot in the Torah. Learn about Kashrut and how the 10 Commandments are differentiated.
Creation and Recreation: Learn the exciting story of creation and discover the impact of creation on our lives.
The brotherhood crisis: From Cain and Abel to Joseph and the Tribes. What can siblings learn from Bereshit?
Journeys: The Journey to Eretz Yisrael is an overarching theme in the Torah. Have we finally arrived.
I didn’t mean it: Does intention (Kavanah) count in Judaism?
Please note at this point in time March 2021 there are no children's services being held at Woodside Park Synagogue
What do I have to do?
You need to collect 4 points to have achieved your Certificate of Religious Practice. On completing different options, and therefore sections of the form, you will need to have these authorised as stipulated on the form. Please click here for details on the 5 options.
Schools admissions 2019 / 2020
Are your children applying for Jewish Schools in Autumn 2019 for entrance in September 2020? The information below will explain the process of registration for and collection of ‘CRP Points’ and also includes important information regarding the supervision of children in services.
Registration & Collecting Points
1. Registration for CRP (Certificate of Religious Practice) points is done online via
CRP for Nursery and Primary School Applications:
CRP for Secondary School Applications:
Any queries, please contact Ruth Starr at email@example.com or by phone on 020 8445 4236.
2. Please ensure that you have registered by 10am on the Wednesday before the first Shabbat you wish your child/ren to attend. If you register after Wednesday, the card may not be set up until the following week. You only need to register once, before your first visit.
For Secondary School applications, please note the requirement under ‘Supervision of Children in Services’ below for a parent/carer to select 2 dates that they are willing to supervise the Senior Children’s services prior to a card being issued.
3. Attendance can be recorded at Shabbat services only from 4 May 2019 to 11 January 2020 and not on High Holy Days or Friday Night services.
4. Our procedure for 2019/20 is to provide one card per child with the date stamped on the back of the card for each attendance.
5. Each Shabbat, please come to the shul foyer with your child/ren between 10.30-11am. A member of the Young Families committee will welcome you and give you your registration card in your child/ren’s name.
6. We run the following age appropriate services for your child:
* Toddlers’ service11am, Nursery, Community Centre
* Intermediate children’s service10.50am, 1st floor, Wiseman Linden Building
* Senior children’s service10.45am 1st floor, Wiseman Linden Building
The cards will be collected by the service leader at the end of each service.
If your child wishes to stay in the main service, then please hand in your card to the Chair of the shul.
7. Please note that the shul reserves the right not to record attendance for children that do not attend the entire children’s service or who disrupt services (notwithstanding children with special needs).
8. If you are visiting another Synagogue, please contact the other synagogue in advance for details of their procedure. You can then ask them to confirm attendance to Ruth Starr so that your card can be updated for that week.
9. Once you have collected enough points, please email Ruth Starr firstname.lastname@example.org the details of the school/s you are applying for. She will email back letters for each school that confirm attendance at Synagogue and that can be printed out and submitted with your application. You do not need to bring the CRP forms into the office to be signed.
10. If you have any questions about how to acquire points or your eligibility to apply for a school then you must approach the schools admissions department directly. The shul is not in a position to advise you re filling in your form/s or how best to obtain additional points.
11. To be fair to all participants we are unable to make exceptions to the rules and procedures outlined above.
Supervision of Children in Services
Significant time and energy is invested by both professional and volunteer leaders to provide services that are enjoyable and educational for our children. In addition to the person running each service, United Synagogue safeguarding policies require that a second adult must be present at all times during each service.
For children attending our Toddlers and Intermediates services this poses no issues, as the children are too young to attend alone, so are accompanied by a parent/carer. However in the case of the Senior Children’s service (attended by children applying for places in secondary schools), while the shul pays a professional youth leader to run this weekly service, a rota of parents is required to ensure a second adult is present each week.
As such, in order to register to collect CRP Points for applications to secondary schools, the shul will require a parent / carer of each child to commit to attend 2 services (between May 2019 and January 2020). The responsibilities are minimal – simply remain in the service as an observer at all times and where necessary encourage children to listen and participate. Dates are issued on a ‘first come - first served’ basis. This may mean that you will need act as the ‘2ndadult’ after your child has completed the CRP process, however we ask that you all commit to do this to support the running of this important activity for our community – without volunteers this would not be possible.
If you have a child who will be applying for secondary school, please go online at https://doodle.com/poll/vetm225eettzhdvqto select at least 2 dates that you are willing to supervise the Senior Children’s service. A card for collection of points will not be issued until a parent/carer has selected 2 dates.
Responsibility for your child while on the Shul Campus
Please note that while the service leaders dedicate a huge amount of time and effort to preparing and delivering exciting and engaging children’s services, they cannot prevent children from leaving the service if they wish to, and can only take responsibility for children while they remain in the service. In addition, services can end at different times each week depending on the time that the main service in the shul ends. Therefore, we would like to remind parents that they must remain on the campus at all times when their child is attending a children’s service.
We aim to make the shul as welcoming an environment as possible for both you and your children. If you have any feedback or suggestions to help us achieve this, we would love to hear from you.