Nurs­ery times

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life - BY JAY GRENBY

SOUTH LON­DON’S first new Jewish ed­u­ca­tional es­tab­lish­ment for nearly 15 years has opened in Kingston.

Shalom Nurs­ery, a non-profit-mak­ing char­ity, is based at the lo­cal United Syn­a­gogue but is open to all Jewish chil­dren. It can ac­com­mo­date up to 24 pupils.

Start-up costs were funded by the syn­a­gogue, lo­cal bene­fac­tors and ed­u­ca­tional phi­lan­thropist Ben­jamin Perl. The staff in­cludes two Is­raeli teach­ers.

Shalom chair­man Colin Green said: “We have had in­ter­est from par­ents who have not pre­vi­ously been as­so­ci­ated with any Jewish com­mu­nity. The idea of be­ing able to live in one of the most beau­ti­ful ar­eas of Lon­don and have a Jewish ed­u­ca­tion for your chil­dren is at­trac­tive to young par­ents.”

A party was held at the syn­a­gogue for com­mu­nity mem­bers and their part­ners who had con­trib­uted to the es­tab­lish­ment of the nurs­ery.

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