Earlier this week 10 children from Brondesbury Park Cheder held their weekly cheder class at Jewish Care’s Clore Manor home in Hendon so that, after their lesson, they could give hamantaschan and sing to the residents, wishing them a Purim Sameach.
Devorie Nyman, Brondesbury Park Cheder said, “Purim is all about giving to others and the children will remember the good feeling their visit brought everyone. They will understand the importance of giving time to others by volunteering.
Sharon Arad, Clore Manor social coordinator added, “Our residents enjoyed seeing the children very much, they really bring the festivals to life and bring fun to the home. Everyone benefits from these intergenerational visits and at Jewish Care we welcome visits from volunteers of all ages all year round to help us to bring the Jewish values into our homes and community centres.”
Over Purim, schools and synagogue groups including Hampstead Garden Suburb youth and Hasmonean School will be visiting Jewish Care homes to celebrate with residents. Three schools, Kerem, Moriah and Rosh Pinah Primary School will be taking part in Zumbathons on Purim, to have fun and raise funds for Jewish Care. The Jewish Care B’nei Mitzvah programme will be volunteering at Reuben’s House and making hamantashan with the residents and members of Jewish Care’s community centres will be baking hamantaschan and attending Purim parties.