Lan­cashire theme park goes Jewish for a day

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life - BYJONATHANKALMUS MANCH­ESTER

A LAN­CASHIRE theme park turned Jewish for a day, at­tract­ing 2,000 vis­i­tors from across the com­mu­nity. The Camelot amuse­ment park, near Chor­ley, held a spe­cial Jewish day on the Sun­day which fell dur­ing in­ter­me­di­ate days of Suc­cot.

Or­gan­is­ers set up a kosher café, burger bar and six gi­ant suc­cah huts. Jewish mu­sic was also played through­out the day on the park’s speaker sys­tem.

Ar­ranged by the Manch­ester-based Aguda wel­fare or­gan­i­sa­tion, which runs a fam­ily cen­tre for the Or­tho­dox com­mu­nity, this is the sec­ond year the event has run af­ter the idea was tri­alled last Suc­cot.

Aguda project man­ager Michelle Cif­fer said the event brought the en­tire Jewish com­mu­nity to­gether.

“The day wel­comed every­one, and also made the strictly-Or­tho­dox com­mu­nity comfortable. I am proud of that.”

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