Report from Gilda, session leader for Sha’arei Tsedek:
"Dementia Club UK held it’s monthly meeting at Sha’arei Tsedek last Monday 4th December. Approximately 40 people attended a very lively session.
The session centred around the Jewish Festival of Lights (Chanukah) which occurs at this time of year. A small group of very young children came from the Kindergarten on site to sing Chanukah songs and recited poems to all the attendees and showed how a Chanukiah (eight branch candlestick) looks like when fully lit.
Following this our usual music session took place with the fabulous JamesLe Bec. He sang a variety of popular songs including a selection of Christmas songs appropriate to this season. As often happens a number of guests took to the floor and danced as well as participating in mass dances like the Hokey Cokey.
The session finished with a talk by Stephen, one of the session leaders explaining the origins and practices of the Festival of Light (Chanukah). As part of Mitzvah (A good Deed) Day the children had prepared a small primula plant in a pot which was given to each pair of guests when they went home."