Harlow Jewish Community celebrated its 60th anniversary at a service representing all the generations and attended by MP Robert Halfon.
Cheder pupils delighted the congregation when they read extracts from the synagogue newsletter in the week of their birth and showed their baby photos. Congregants representing all the generations were called up to the Torah and Movement for Reform Judaism’s synagogue partnership director David Jacobs presented the congregation with a certificate.
Also present were Harlow Chairman Maggie Hulcoup, and guests from many local organisations
Chairman Ian Jackson said: “It was a wonderful opportunity to mark our 60th anniversary. We were delighted to welcome former rabbis and old friends as well as current congregants. We’re now busy preparing for our garden party with a 50s theme to mark the year of our birth. It’s on Sunday July 15 and everyone is invited.”
On Sunday 15th July we celebrated our 60th Anniversary with a garden party. The weather was kind to us and the event was a great success. Party goers enjoyed a tradtional cream tea and competed at the various games on offer. There were stalls selling wares including cakes, clothes and books.
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Brainboxes of all ages packed Harlow Jewish Community’s hall for a social and fund-raising event last week. Rounds ranged from identifying all the Muppets to scientific formulae. A raffle and scratch card game helped the synagogue raise much needed funds. The quiz was run by Ian and Kuzna Jackson and and the quiz was organised by the community’s new chairman Melvyn Garnelas. “I was delighted by the turnout,” he said. “There were lots of familiar faces and plenty of visitors too. We all tucked into challah rolls and spreads in the break. It was a great start to my year in office.”