Purim Zumba-fun with Jewish Care14 Mar 2017
This week, saw 100s of children from schools and cheders celebrating Purim whilst supporting Jewish Care. Over 750 children from Hertsmere, Rimon and Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary Schools danced their way to raising money for the charity when they took part in a series of sponsored Purim Zumbathon’s led by Zumba instructors Jo Martin and Zoe Littleton from Dancing with Louise.
Head teacher, Hayley Gross, Sacks Morasha Primary School, who dressed up as Minnie Mouse on the day, said afterwards, “At Morasha we try to encourage the children to think about helping others as well as having fun and being fit and healthy. The Purim Zumbathon for Jewish Care is a great opportunity to incorporate all of these things. We’ve all had a very good time.”
10 year old, Sacks Morasha Primary School, Olivia, who dressed up as a Pink Lady, said, “The Zumba was really energetic, we loved it and are so pleased to raise money for Jewish Care too. It was so much fun!”
Daniel Carmel-Brown, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Jewish Care adds, “One of the obligations of Purim is to give money to those in need. The Purim Zumba has become an opportunity to do this whilst having fun along the way. The funds raised will help us to continue to touch the lives of 10,000 people every week.”
There were Purim celebrations with entertainers across Jewish Care homes and community centres as well as hamantaschen baking sessions. Children from cheders including Kinloss and Hampstead Garden Suburb Shuls visited residents at Clore Manor home in Hendon and The Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet on Sunday as well.