Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis visited Beit Shvidler Primary School in Edgware as part of the school’s ongoing 10th Anniversary Celebrations.
The Chief Rabbi started by joining the Key Stage two shacharit tefillah and assembly, and was entertained by the pupils culminating in a hugely enthusiastic action-filled sing-a-long.
Pupils then heard about growing up in South Africa and Rabbi Mirvis stressed how lessons in his childhood helped him learn to always be proud of being Jewish, whatever the situation.
He said, “Pupils at Beit Shvidler are immensely lucky to be able to attend a school like this. You should feel very proud to be a part of this school.”
The Chief Rabbi spent time touring the school and visiting pupils in their classrooms and in the playground. He learnt about the school from school Principal, Rabbi Zvi Lieberman, and Headteacher Rabbi Jonny Spector.
Other 10th Anniversary events have included a community kiddush sponsored by the school’s link shul, the Edgware Adath Yisroel Congregation (EAYC) and in March pupils celebrated at a PTA hosted event with a theatre company show and afternoon tea.
The year of celebrations will culminate on Monday 3rd July at the Beit Shvidler 10th Anniversary Dinner, where guests will enjoy hearing from guest speaker, Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, Director of the ‘Breakthrough Chinuch’ programme in New York and a lecturer on the Gateways Seminar Programme. Rabbi Rietti has authored over 25 lecture albums on inner growth, parenting, chinuch and Jewish identity.
If you would like to attend the Beit Shvidler Dinner, please contact