Chanukah at Bushey US
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Thursday 2nd January 2020

On Sunday 22nd December 2019, Bushey marked the first night of Chanukah with a public celebration and candle lighting in the synagogue car park.

Rabbi Elchonon was joined by Oliver Dowden MP and Councillor Rabbi Alan Plancey, Mayor of Hertsmere.

Hundreds of Bushey residents joined the celebrations and attendees enjoyed live music, hot dogs from Kelmans deli, and lots of community spirit.

This was also one of the local community engagements of newly elected MP Oliver Dowden, who is also Minister for the Cabinet Office in Boris Johnson’s government.

Bushey Synagogue’s Rabbi Elchonon Feldman said: “We wanted to begin this wonderful holiday with our doors open to the whole Bushey community. Bushey has something special - a community, friendship and togetherness. It was great for so many people to join together, along with our special guests of honour”.

By Max Curtis