Opera night for Bournemouth

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE - BY CORINNE REIN

THERE WAS a classical feel to Bournemouth’s cross-com­mu­nal Yom Atz­maut party with 430 guests fill­ing the newly-re­fur­bished Opera House in Boscombe for the first kosher event at the venue.

And it was a nos­tal­gic night for the town’s mayor, Coun­cil­lor Anne Filer, who re­called that she had chaired Bournemouth Jewish Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil at the time of Is­rael’s 50th an­niver­sary.

Guests sat down to a meal catered by a large band of helpers or­gan­ised by Ka­t­rina Webb.

Singer Mor Kar­basi and her band were cho­sen to re­flect the mod­ern face of Is­rael and there was also a per­for­mance by the Bournemouth ladies’ Is­raeli dance group.

Over­all or­gan­iser Lawrence Wil­liams ex­pressed grat­i­tude “to the large num­bers of vol­un­teers who joined to­gether, es­pe­cially over the last few days, to en­sure the suc­cess of the event”.

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