Norwood’s Chanukah party lights up JCoSS

20 December 2016

JCoSS came to life on Monday night as Norwood welcomed over 200 people with learning disabilities who use its London services to the annual Chanukah party.

Norwood staff and JCoSS pupils transformed the hall with colourful decorations then served drinks and snacks while guests mingled and caught up with friends.

A full party feast was served, then the Chanukiah was lit, brachot were said, and the partygoers broke into a rousing rendition of Ma’oz Tzur.

The music continued throughout the night, with rock and roll dance band the Soul Agents playing hits such as Can’t Buy Me Love and That’ll Be The Day.

The dancing stopped only briefly for dessert, then resumed until everyone was all partied out and ready to head home.

Partygoer Gillian said: "It was brilliant. I had a great night, and I loved the band."

Emma Forman, Event Manager at Norwood said: "The party was fantastic and a brilliant end to the Norwood year. It was magical to see the impact live music can make for the people who use our services, and everyone had an amazing time."

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