Fancy that! Norwood parties like it’s Purim

7 March 2012

Purim is traditionally a time where friends and family get together to eat, drink and be merry, and we think it is important that the people we support also have the opportunity to celebrate in style.

More than 100 adults who use Norwood’s services dressed to impress at a costume party held last night in celebration of the Jewish festival of Purim. The evening was kindly hosted by the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS) in East Barnet, and pupils were on hand to welcome guests with drinks and snacks.

The party-goers, who use Norwood’s residential and Life Long Learning services in north-west and north-east London, also enjoyed a delicious meal, took part in a fun, interactive Megillah performance, before taking to the dance floor for a disco.

Shoshana Bloom, Norwood’s Jewish Cultural Manager, said: "Purim is traditionally a time where friends and family get together to eat, drink and be merry, and we think it is important that the people we support also have the opportunity to celebrate in style. All the guests who attended had a wonderful time and got into the spirit of the occasion with a fantastic array of fancy dress."

"I would to thank JCoSS for hosting this fantastic evening, and all the volunteers who helped make it such a special Purim for our guests."

The JCoSS party was one of many celebrations to take place across Norwood’s services for children and adults. On Sunday, residents at Ravenswood, Norwood’s residential community in Berkshire, also celebrated Purim with a fancy dress carnival.