Brondesbury Park Cheder children visit Clore Manor home ahead of Purim

10 Mar 2017

This Monday, children from Brondesbury Park Synagogue visited Jewish Care’s Clore Manor home to start Purim celebrations early with the residents.  Instead of taking part in their usual Monday after school Jewish studies class this week they enjoyed visiting the home in Hendon. The children held their usual class at the home, dressed in fancy dress which is a traditional way to celebrate and then gave out Purim gifts, performed songs and chatted with the residents who also got into the spirit of celebrations, donning fancy dress as well.

Philip Sonenfeld, resident at Jewish Care’s Clore Manor said, “It’s always nice to see children when they visit and we enjoyed their songs. They were lovely and so well-behaved. It’s wonderful to celebrate Purim together.”

Sharon Arad, the home’s social coordinator said, “It was so kind of the children to bring gifts and come in fancy dress to sing for our residents in celebration of Purim. It’s is always wonderful to welcome young people into our care homes and see the enjoyment these visits bring when they connect older people back to celebrations from childhood across the generations to enjoy the traditions of the festivals together.”

Head Teacher of the Brondesbury Park Cheder, Devorie Nyman, said, “Festivals are all about giving and sharing with one another. What could be a better way to celebrate the joyous festival of Purim than bring joy and giving to the older people in our community.”