Record-breaking Purim baking
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Tuesday 12th March 2019

Barnet United Synagogue broke a community record last week by baking over 450 Purim Hamantaschen to support a number of charities. The Hamantaschen, which used more than 13 kilograms of flour, will go in the United Synagogue Chesed department’s mishloach manot boxes to be distributed to older people in the Barnet community and those who are supported by Norwood, Langdon, Chai Cancer Care and Camp Simcha. The baking was supported by a number of pupils across years 1 to 6 from Wolfson Hillel Primary School.

Barnet Synagogue’s Naomi Rosenhead said: “We are very proud to be able to help so many of our own members and the wider community through the United Synagogue’s mishloach manot boxes. A big well done to pupils Sienna Brown, Libby and Callum Livingstone, Coby, Eden and Romi Greenberg, Megan Chapman, Amy Cowan, Miley Shafar, Sofie and Reuben Rosenhead and Eva Yacobi for all their hard work.”

Yael Peleg, Director of Strategy and Development of the United Synagogue’s Jewish Living Division, said: “A huge yasher koach to the children from Wolfson Hillel and members of Barnet United Synagogue for donating their time to perform a wonderful act of chesed. This is a wonderful example of why the United Synagogue Chesed department exists, to help our communities to support both their members in need and the wider community.”

Wolfson Hillel children at Barnet United Synagogue