Over 30 local seniors enjoyed a fabulous cream tea at Chabad Buckhurst Hill last Thursday to mark Jewish Care’s “Bake Day”. Volunteers from Chabad baked fresh scones and prepared delicious sandwiches and cakes for all those who participated.
Chabad Buckhurst Hill was magically transformed into a stunning “Tea Room” last Thursday, complete with bunting, checkered table cloths, balloons and tiered cake holders laden with delicious delicacies, homemade scones, cream, jam and bridge rolls, sandwiches and cakes.
In partnership with Jewish Care’s Bake Day, events were held all over the wider community. A number of Chabad locals often host private tea parties in their home, together with Jewish Care and a dedicated team of volunteer drivers help picking up elderly members of the community unable to drive, to bring them to the host’s homes to enjoy tea, cakes and a nice social.
As part of the national bake day, Chabad volunteered to host one large Tea Party, so members of the smaller groups who come to peoples home can all come together in one large location so that everyone could enjoy an afternoon together.
Since Chabad in Buckhurst Hill did its extension last year, opened by the Chief Rabbi, they now have good disabled access and a beautiful air conditioned hall. With the warm temperatures last week, the lovely air conditioned hall was especially appreciated by everyone who attended. In fact, people didn’t want to leave, there was so much food, a wonderful atmosphere and a cool room!
Rabbi Brandman said, “It was our absolute pleasure to host this Tea Party, our ladies loved the baking and putting it all together and it was lovely to see so many people enjoying the afternoon. It’s another wonderful demonstration of how our Chabad Centre can position itself in the heart of the local community, being open to all and host such a wide variety of events”.