North East London Young Jewish Professionals (NEL YJP) was proud to host its inaugural launch event on 13th December. The ‘Drinks & Dreidels’ Chanukah party took place at the stylish HDO bar in South Woodford, and was attended by over 20 locals from across North East London and Essex. Playing host to a fun evening of sushi, doughnuts, photography and candle lighting, the event proved itself as a great way for the local community to enjoy the start of Chanukah.
NEL YJP is an initiative set up by Rabbi Abrams of Woodford Forest Synagogue, and supported by his wife Rochel, and members Russell Lindsey and Leivi Saltman. Founded with the intent to bring those in the local Jewish community in their 20s and 30s together in a series of events, NEL YJP will be planning more in 2018 to engage young Jews in the area with more social opportunities. The event was co sponsored by office of the Chief Rabbi & Young US