Catford and Bromley Synagogue hosts South London’s largest Chanukah celebration
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Wednesday 12th December 2018

Lewisham Council, alongside Catford and Bromley Synagogue, hosted what is thought to be South London’s largest Chanukah celebration on Thursday night. Sufganiyot and Latkes were bought in from Finchley for the 150 people who packed into the Town Hall for Lewisham Council’s first ever Chanukah lighting.

The Synagogue’s minister The Rev’d Cantor David Rome said “This fantastic evening brought the Jewish community together with our friends from other faiths, something which is so important in our borough.”

Damien Egan, the Mayor of Lewisham, lit the evenings first candle. While Lewisham’s Mayoress, Kindertransport survivor Liane Segal - lit the final fifth candle, in a celebration that saw representatives from across Lewisham’s faith community come together.

Damien Egan, the Mayor of Lewisham, said “I’m proud to be Mayor in a borough that has had a strong relationship with our local Jewish community for many years. We were delighted to host our first Chanukah lighting. It was certainly a first to see people dancing the Hora in our Town Hall and I hope this becomes an annual event in Lewisham.”

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