Jewish Care gets ready for Pesach21 Mar 2018
Members of Jewish Care’s community centres and residents of homes across London and the South East are enjoying getting ready for Pesach by holding mock Seders. Children from nurseries and schools from the age of three, joined older members of the community including 101 year olds, to create a special intergenerational telling of the Passover story.
The children from Nagila pre-school nursery joined members from Jewish Care's Edgware and Harrow Community Centre for an annual mock Seder led by Rabbi Kraft from Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue.
Jacey Harris, Centre Manager, said,
"They had a wonderful time and the members love it when the children join us. It's very special for our members and for some of them this is their only Seder and they really enjoy celebrating Pesach with the children, friends, volunteers and staff from the Centre.
Milissa Seiler, Manager of the nursery added,
“The children at Nagila always look forward to their visits to the Community Centre and it’s wonderful to hear that their members enjoy the experience with our children as much as our children enjoy spending time with them.”
Members at Jewish Care’s Brenner Centre at Stepney Community Centre were joined by a choir for a mock Seder. The lively service was led by The Pesach Singers, who came along specially to entertain the members at the Seder, together with Jamie Field, Jewish Care’s East London Area Manager. This was followed by a four-course meal complete with chopped liver and chicken soup and of course matzah.
Jewish Care’s Brenner Centre at Stepney Community Centre members, Rene Stack and Lillian Lebby, said,
“It’s good to get together for the Seder with our friends and neighbours at the Centre, we’re so pleased that the Centre is still going strong in the East End.”
Jamie Field, East London Area Manager commented;
“Our Seder is one of the highlights of the year here. For many of our members it is now the only Seder they have. They remember the songs and love the food – it connects them to their past and ensures that they remain connected to the community and religion.”
At Clore Manor home in Hendon is hosting the Independent Jewish Day School to their home today with more Seders planned next week.