Norwood celebrates Purim in style!

26 February 2013

Jewish life is at the top of everything we do and last night’s party was a fantastic opportunity for people who use Norwood’s services to celebrate the festival amongst friends.

More than 200 adults who use Norwood’s services got in to their glad rags last night, at a fancy dress party held in celebration of the Jewish festival of Purim.

During the course of the evening, guests took part in an interactive Megillah performance, before taking to the dance floor for a disco. Norwood volunteers and staff welcomed guests and served tables.

The party was kindly hosted by the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS) in East Barnet, for adults who use Norwood’s residential care and supported living services in London. Members of Links, the charity’s recreational group for adults with learning disabilities and Inbetweeners, a group for young people with disabilities, were also invited.

The amazing evening was organised by Norwood’s Jewish Cultural Manager Shoshana Bloom.

Norwood’s Rabbi Stanley Coten said: "Jewish life is at the top of everything we do and last night’s party was a fantastic opportunity for people who use Norwood’s services to celebrate the festival amongst friends. I would like to thank JCoSS for hosting a fantastic evening and all the volunteers who made it so special."

The JCoSS party was one of many celebrations to take place across Norwood’s services for children and adults.

Charles Golding, Director of Communications and Marketing at Norwood said: "Last week our residents at Ravenswood, our residential community in Berkshire, celebrated Purim with a fantastic fancy dress carnival which was enjoyed by all. We also marked the occasion with number of Purim celebrations which took place around Norwood’s residential homes and its educational services over the past three days."