Glas­gow guests en­joy pass­port priv­i­leges

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - BY LINDY MARKSON

THE 700 ar­rivals at Glas­gow’s Is­rael at 60 party at East­wood Park, Giffnock, re­ceived “pass­ports” to en­ter a mockup of Ben Gu­rion air­port lounge and then an Is­raeli mar­ket place. Their tar­get was to win prizes by col­lect­ing stamps for ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing mak­ing kites, jew­ellery and key rings and dec­o­rat­ing a cookie.

Other pop­u­lar pur­suits were face paint­ing and a quiz chal­lenge from JLGB.

Self-defence and a magic show were other el­e­ments of a di­verse pro­gramme and a par­tic­u­lar hit with the kids was a mini-zoo with snakes, chick­ens, rabbits and tor­toises. Queues formed for the bouncy cas­tles.

UJIA and En­joy — com­pris­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Glas­gow’s five Ortho­dox con­gre­ga­tions — ran the youth com­po­nent and UJIA’s Ben Free­man told the JC: “We worked well to­gether. It has been a truly amaz­ing evening.”

Adults en­joyed a cel­e­bra­tion con­cert in the East­wood Park Theatre where the star at­trac­tions were singer/co­me­dian Daniel Cainer and Is­raeli singer Avivit.

A high­light of the evening was an ex­hi­bi­tion de­voted to re­cent Is­raeli break­throughs in medicine, science and tech­nol­ogy, pro­duced by Dr Myer Green and Dr Wal­ter Sneader, as­sisted by Dr Michael Green­hill. The ex­hi­bi­tion will be avail­able to schools, syn­a­gogues and other in­ter­ested or­gan­i­sa­tions.

A fire­works dis­play ar­ranged by East Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil rounded off the pro­gramme.

Forty pro­test­ers from the Scot­tish Pales­tine Sol­i­dar­ity Cam­paign demon­strated at the en­trance to the park, but “caused no prob­lems”, ac­cord­ing to a se­nior Strath­clyde po­lice of­fi­cer.

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