Jewish Care clients enjoy Mitzvah Day tea at Clore Tikva School

17 Nov 2017

Redbridge JCC members and clients of Jewish Care’s Supportive Communities initiative attended a Mitzvah Day tea at Clore Tikva School. The year 6 pupils, who have been learning about World War 2, put on their own World War 2 themed variety show with poems, piano and guitar performances and songs from the Choir.

After the performances, there was plenty of time to enjoy tea together whilst pupils asked the older generation about their own lives during the war.

Samantha Bendon, Head of Jewish Studies at the school spoke at the event;

“Year 6 children have been learning about the 2nd world war and the holocaust. Today by inviting you here they want to celebrate you and your lives. They want to keep learning and understanding and they can do this by talking to you”.

Jewish Care Day Centre member Josie commented; “Its been absolutely lovely to see all the children, I have been talking to the girls about the war. I was 13 when war broke out. My mother wouldn’t have us evacuated. Today has brought back some good memories of my teens”.

One pupil Aaron Shine was delighted that his grandpa, day centre member Arnold had come along; “It’s been very different from a normal day of school and really interesting hearing stories. We have found harmony in one and other – I have loved it”.

His grandpa, Arnold commented; “It’s been good to share my stories with my grandson and his friends”.