The Jewish Chronicle
Jewish Care’s online Purim includes school ‘Zoom-ba’
JEWISH CARE’S Purim Zoom-ba has gone virtual this year. Pupils are dancing their way through Purim online, while raising funds to support older people in the community.
Yavneh Primary School, Nancy Reuben Primary School, Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School and Kerem School are participating in the sponsored sessions, led by Dancing with Louise, bringing energy and excitement to the schoolchildren at home. The event is now in its sixth year.
Children also made cards through Cards for Care, with Immanuel College students creating heart-shaped bunting to decorate Jewish Care homes for the festival.
Jewish Care volunteers in fancy dress have delivered 660 mishloach manot packs to members in the community to brighten their day, with the support of Clifford Chance and the Canary Wharf Group. For members and care home residents, there are online Purim parties run by Jewish Care Presents, with live entertainment and megillah-reading in fancy dress.
Adam Overlander-Kaye, Jewish Care’s director of fundraising and community engagement, says: “It’s important this year, more than ever, for us to make the most of having fun on Purim. We are delighted to have four schools joining us to dress up, dance and have a good time at our Purim Zoom-ba, while also fulfilling the mitzvah of giving to those in need and learning about what it means to be an active member of our community.
“We are very grateful to Clifford Chance and the Canary Wharf Group for enabling us to send individually packaged mishloach manot to our community centre members at home this year. These have been delivered by our fantastic volunteers to bring cheer to older people at home on Purim this year and to enjoy when they join our Purim Zoom parties and megillah reading, so we can celebrate together in our communities and in our care homes.”
To find out more about volunteering at Jewish Care, contact volunteering@ jewishcare.org