It’s been messy but so productive in the Wood
THE temperature may have been -2.6°C, but I felt the sun was shining in Borehamwood on Mitzvah Day.
At our shul, there was lots happening and there were many projects for people of all ages. The younger children made Chanucah cards for the soldiers in the IDF, people knitted squares to make blankets for those who are in need of them, and there were even collections for shoes, duvets, football kits and coats.
People think that kids aren’t able to help as much as adults can. But people of all ages were getting involved in these projects together.
I was surprised to learn how many people have no shoes to wear and so I asked if I could help with the shoe collectathon.
We collected nearly 400 shoes and I helped to separate them into pairs, put a label on each pair and wrote down the size.
The shoes we collected ranged from tiny shoes for babies to size 9.5 for men.
Children made Chanucah cards and decorated them with gel pens, stickers, crayons, pencils and more. Since it got very messy, I cleared up all the mess and wiped up Young worker Dovid Goldstein the spilt squash. Then I sealed up the cards in envelopes.
At the Borehamwood Tesco, lots and lots of food was collected. Even Chief Rabbi Mirvis and Oliver Dowden, MP, were helping us.
I feel lucky to be part of a community that does so much to help others. aged 10, Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue