22 July 2019
East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue (ELELS) concluded its cheder year with a special family Shabbat service spanning the generations and including guests from as far afield as the USA.
Rabbi Richard Jacobi led the fun-filled service, in which the children read the prayers – some of which they had written themselves.
It also included a prize-giving where cheder head Paul Bloomfield presented pupils Matthew and Dominik with Jack Petchey Achievement Awards (pictured) for going above and beyond in their efforts in class especially when it comes to helping others. Paul then presented every child with a certificate for their good work throughout the academic year.
Finally Sharon Pinhas, chair of the ELELS New Generations Committee, presented Paul and his team of teachers with a box of chocolates each.
Synagogue chair Stewart Spivack said: “It was such a warm, friendly and happy atmosphere with all the generations blending together. The end of term service is always a good one.”
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