A few hours before the Festival of Shavuot, Bar mitzvah boys of the Whitefield Shul came to the local park, Phillips Park to engage in a volunteer gardening session.
We know the festival has many customs and traditions to do with greenery and decorating homes and synagogues of flowers.
In that light the group went to Phillips Park, the local park, to offer their hand in improving the state of its gardens.
The group, who are part of the bar mitzvah class at Whitefield sure, I’ve been finding creative ways to continue their bar mitzvah education in Covid friendly ways.
Only a couple of weeks earlier for Israel is Independence Day they embarked on a 7.3 mile bike ride or alternatively the others are 73 minute walk raising money for Israeli charities.
Many in the group said they had never done any gardening before and the experience was both educational and rewarding. The group were vests wearing the shoes name and logo and were taught the importance of making a many in the group said they had never done any gardening before and the experience was both educational and rewarding.
The group were vests wearing the shoes name and logo and were taught the importance of making a kiddish Hashem, of showing the wider community that we care about the local environment and condition in the park.
The community hopes to organise a little pic throughout the area later in the summer as well as many other activities program is an educational classes.
Mychiel Balshine, the community director of Whitefield synagogue organised the event together with local volunteer and member of the Shaw Steven Parker who dedicate many hours towards the care and improvement of the park together with other volunteers in the friends of Print Phillips Park society