Norwood celebrates Chanukah at JCoSS

4 December 2013

Over 200 adults aged eighteen upwards and who use Norwood’s services dressed to impress last Tuesday, at a party to celebrate Chanukah. The party was kindly hosted by Norwood’s partner JCoSS in Barnet, where the charity supports a dedicated provision for secondary school pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

The guest list was made up of people who use Norwood’s residential care and supported living services in London as well as Links and In-betweeners, both recreational services.

Norwood’s Rabbi Stanley Coten who lit the Menorah said "Norwood is proud that it can offer the people it supports the chance to enjoy the festival and make the most of this special time of year and enjoy Chanukah together. Everyone very much looks forward to the festivities – especially the party with the obligatory doughnut and latka! Food, music and enjoyment is a perfect way for people who use Norwood’s services to celebrate Chanukah and enrich their Jewish life."

Jamie Daniels, who attends Norwood’s In-betweeners group, said: "The Chanukah party is very good! I love sitting with all my friends from the Birthright Israel trip and I’m looking forward to dancing at the disco."

Later in the evening, the dance floor was full as everyone had the chance to enjoy their favourite songs whilst mingling with friends, old and new.

Shoshana Bloom, Norwood’s Jewish Cultural Advisor said: "Jewish Culture is at the heart of Norwood’s work. The people we support definitely celebrated Chanukah in style which is just one of many different Jewish cultural events and initiatives we run throughout the year. We were joined by a lovely group of JCoSS students and Norwood office staff who volunteered their time to help make this a fabulous night for over 200 people!"


Images courtesy of Flix'n'Pix Professional Photography