Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue marks Purim in style

Some of the costumes worn by members of the synagogue for Purim

Some of the costumes worn by members of the synagogue for Purim

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were among the characters portrayed at a synagogue’s Purim celebrations.

The Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue in Limes Avenue, Chigwell, held a Seudah meal to mark the festival celebrating the deliverance of the Jewish people from harm.

According to tradition, members of the synagogue wore fancy dress, and games were organised by associate Rabbi Meir Shindler and his wife Rina.

Member Debra Sands said: “Not only the children, but many adults dressed up and the synagogue was even honoured with a visit from Moses and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.”

The previous day, on February 23, a traditional Megilla reading was given at the synagogue by fellow member Benjamin Fisher.

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3:58pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Excellent article, and a fantastic turn out by the children.

I do not think I have seen such a parade since the McGuffin parade of the Darleks and kids as Super Heroes outside the Granada Walthamstow at one of the Feeble efforts to save The Cinema
Excellent article, and a fantastic turn out by the children. I do not think I have seen such a parade since the McGuffin parade of the Darleks and kids as Super Heroes outside the Granada Walthamstow at one of the Feeble efforts to save The Cinema Cornbeefur
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5:10pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Excellent article, and a fantastic turn out by the children.

I do not think I have seen such a parade since the McGuffin parade of the Darleks and kids as Super Heroes outside the Granada Walthamstow at one of the Feeble efforts to save The Cinema
Excellent comment. I do not think I have seen such a comment since yesterday when you made it...

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[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Excellent article, and a fantastic turn out by the children. I do not think I have seen such a parade since the McGuffin parade of the Darleks and kids as Super Heroes outside the Granada Walthamstow at one of the Feeble efforts to save The Cinema[/p][/quote]Excellent comment. I do not think I have seen such a comment since yesterday when you made it... http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/10 252064.Fancy_dress_f un_as_pupils_celebra te_Purim/ Alan_1976
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