A happy day for Peterborough Liberal Jewish members to share in the Muslim faiths Sadaqa Day ( a day of community good deeds similar to Mitzvah Day) with our Muslim friends, adults and children together, in a series of projects including enrolling new stem cell donors, picking up litter in the local areas and serving tea and cake at Werrington Lodge, a care home for older people including those living with dementia. Building friendships and making a positive change in our city. Thank you to Toqeer and everyone at Masjid Khadijah Islamic Centre who organised Sadaqa Day. Both the Jewish and Muslim participants enjoyed working together and said the day went a long way towards fostering community cohesion in the city. Shalom 😊#SadaqaDay2018 #Sadaqa day #mitzvah day
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On Sunday 28th January PLJC celebrated the festival of Tu B’shevat, the New Year for Trees!
As we did last year, we visited at the Sue Ryder Hospice at Thorpe Hall in Peterborough and there was a good turn out of community members and friends.
The weather was kinder to us this year as we went out into the gardens to watch the planting of the two Magnolias trees we had donated hospice. Our community children did a fantastic job with the planting as we sang Hashkediyah Porachat.
All the trees were positioned in areas close to the part of the building where they will be visible from hospice residents rooms and hopefully will bring some pleasure to all who see them.
We then headed back indoors and as it’s traditional to celebrate the festival by eating fruits and nuts, and we were celebrating the event in the afternoon this year, we had asked if some of the members contributions of fruits and nuts were baked in cakes to eat ! So after Vivienne led a brief service from the siddur, with help from our Cheder students with the readings, we enjoyed a delicious selection of cakes and fruits and nuts. Elaine, the hospice chaplain had kindly arranged tea and coffee provided by the hospice and thanked everyone present for contributing to an inclusive and enjoyable afternoon.
Everyone enjoyed the PLJC Hanukkah Party. All ages took a part in stories, poems, songs, craft activities and dreidel playing…and eating doughnuts, latkes …and chocolate gelt!
It was great to welcome guests and friends of other faiths from Peterborough to join in with members in lighting the candles together and share in the celebration. May it always be so.
Thanks to everyone in community who brought gifts on our Mitzvah Day. Happily delivered them to lovely Moez at PARCA who shared his thanks below.
Blessing and blessing received from Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community represented by Di Nicholas and her colleague Vivienne Fleet to donate 4 Bags of gifts for Festive Season Party @ PARCA for 22.12.17 . Thank you . if you would like to donate gifts for children or cash please do contact me on 07877213962. Thank you for all your support to make the Children’s Happy. Stay blessed ‘ True spirit of One Peterborough and One Community’ 😊
Today our community had our first celebration of Tu B’shevat, the New Year for Trees, at Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough.
After a very brief service held indoors, members and guests braved the cold and rain to plant a vine and a fig tree which we’ve donated to the Hospice. Thorpe Halls’ gardener had kindly prepped the planting areas in the garden so the children could take turns with filling and pressing in as members and guests sang Hashkediyah porachat.
Returning to the welcome warmth of the sanctuary room we shared traditional Shabbat kiddush of wine and challah, followed by a special kiddush of a range of fruits and nuts. A big thank you to Elaine, the hospice chaplain, for welcoming and enabling us to share the festival and strengthen our connection with the Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall community.