Sidney Lipman, 100 years old, wasChatan Torah with Alan Burke, a youngster at 90 years who was Chatan Bereshit this year. They celebrated this Simchat Torah and shared the honour of being Chatan Torah and Chatan Bereshit at Jewish Care’s Hyman Fine House in Brighton. They celebrated with residents, staff and volunteers.

Meanwhile Jewish Care residents of care homes, tenants at our Retirement Living apartments enjoyed being in the Succah.

At Jewish Care’s Pears Court at Sandringham, tenants really enjoyed getting together for their first Succot to shake the lulav and etrog in the beautiful Succah surrounded by creative artwork by Valerie and Joyce.

Valerie said that painting the pictures of the fruit for the Succah led her to learning a lot about the symbolism of the festival. They also hung blue decorations to raise awareness and show their support for people living with dementia for World Alzheimer’s Month.

Shirley Jacobs, one of the tenants, said, “I’m really enjoying celebrating Succot here, there’s a wonderful atmosphere and the people are wonderful.”