A new initiative, launched by Bushey United Synagogue, is bringing local families and the community together.
More than 150 families, totalling over 400 people, attended a fun day on the afternoon of Sunday, October 21, to launch Bushey Families.
Attendees at the fun day, which was held at Immanuel College, enjoyed a range of fairground-style rides, face-painting and hair braiding, a photo booth and popcorn and candy floss stands. The children also took in a visit from the local fire brigade and enjoyed looking inside the fire engine.
The Bushey Families initiative is supported by the synagogue’s communal development fund and will include a range of social, spiritual and educational activities over the coming 18 months.
Future activities include a roster of Friday night dinners for Bushey families whose children attend the same school, kicking off with The Hertsmere Jewish Primary School Friday Night Dinner where over 100 people are already booked in.
Rabbi Nick Kett, assistant rabbi of the synagogue, said: “Bushey Families is about providing something different to address social, spiritual and educational needs of the families who live in our community. We are opening our doors to all Bushey’s many families and want to provide something for everyone.”