SAATCHI DRAWS FESTIVAL CROWDS
CLOSE ON 500 young professionals celebrated Simchat Torah at the Saatchi Synagogue in St John’s Wood, enjoying an open bar and tucking into Israeli refreshments. The shul’s Rabbi Mendel Cohen said it was important that the young con- nected to festivals beyond Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. “A social and interactive experience” made the event more appealing. Two couples were married by Rabbi Cohen last year after meeting at a Saatchi Simchat Torah party.