The CRP: what is it, why do I need it and how do I do it?

 

Your simple six step guide to completing the form.

 

The CRP is the Certificate of Religious Practice, which all our schools now require in order to ascertain whether your child has priority admission to a Jewish school. All United Synagogue primary schools and their nursery units use the same form, the Reform may have fairly similar CRP forms. Although the United Synagogue secondary schools use the same form as each other, it does differ slightly from those used by the primary schools and again JcoSS may use a slightly different form. It is up to you, as parents or carers, to make sure that you know what each school requires.

Step 1 – obtain the CRP form from the school/s of your choice and read it carefully.

Step 2 – for synagogue service attendance contact Danielle Trainis on 8238 1012 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and register your child’s / children’s name/s at least a week before the first attendance. If you are not a member of the synagogue please fill out the form on this link and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Step 3 – ensure that you and your child/ren attend at least the required number of Shabbat morning services, during the relevant months and that your/your child’s attendance is recorded.   The cards are kept in the Synagogue foyer in a clear box and there is someone on duty to hand out the cards each week.  It is up to you to keep the card safe for the duration of the service and return to the smaller clear box at the end.  If the card is lost or not returned, we will not have a record of your attendance.  If you attend on a Friday night, the cards are not out, so just let the Service taker know you are there and then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm attendance on a Monday morning with a confirmation of who took the service, the pattern on Rabbi Kraft’s tie or the colour of Rabbi Smith’s Kippah or the name of anyone else who takes the service.

Step 4 – if you or your child/ren cannot attend sufficient times, make sure that enough points are gained by education attendance and / or volunteering. The CRP form will tell you clearly what is required.

Step 5 – make sure that the synagogue office staff and / or the relevant person has signed your CRP form, or provided you with a signed letter confirming attendance.

Step 6 – send a copy of the completed CRP form (and letter if provided) to each school to which you are applying, together with the schools’ completed Supplementary Information Forms (SIF).

NB: For school applications for September 2018, the recording of Shabbat morning synagogue attendance runs between May 2017 and  October 2017

Attendance at another synagogue: Importantly, registration will only capture attendance at Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue.  If you are attending a different synagogue for any reason and wish your attendance to be recorded there, you must register with that synagogue by 10.00 am on the preceding Thursday. They will then in turn inform us of your attendance.

If you have any questions in relation to this process, or just want to talk with the Registering Officers please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.