Residents and community centre members across Jewish Care have been celebrating the Jewish harvest festival of Succot with the community, staff and volunteers. This week, year 4 children from Etz Chaim Primary School in Mill HIll visited Clore Manor home in Hendon where they sang to the residents and then enjoyed chatting with them and visiting the Succah.
Clore Manor resident, Nettie Rolnick said, “It’s always so nice to see the children and chat to them. They were all lovely.”
Members of the home also enjoyed and outing visiting the Succah at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue for tea with the community.
Meanwhile, members of Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell Community Centre together with residents of Otto Schiff Care home and tenants from Selig Court’s independent living apartments enjoyed gathering together to eat in the Succah to shake the lulav and Etrog.
Rabbi Junik, Jewish Care’s Pastoral and Spiritual Leader, said, “Succot provides a great opportunity for older people to get together and celebrate the festival with one another as well as with volunteers, staff at Jewish Care and the wider community. Connecting to Jewish traditions by shaking the Lulav and smelling Etrog stimulates our senses and brings back memories of Succot festivals gone by for people of all ages especially those living with dementia. It’s amazing to see the smile on the faces of our residents and members when they get together in the Succah.”