January winner: Laurence Samuels
The more members there are in the 500 Club, the bigger the monthly prize! It’s a great way to support JCS and also have the chance of a win! More info here: http://www.jcarescot.org.uk/support-us/the-500-club/
The ever-popular Jewish Care Scotland Chanukah party was a resounding success. One of our Thistle club members described it as: “the best Chanukah party so far!”
JLGB and other young volunteers from the Jewish Community had kindly made an array of beautiful decorations, including hand print menorahs, 3D dreidel bunting and paperchains. As well as these decorations JCS volunteers had dressed the room with fresh, festive flowers. Kosher Kitchens provided a traditional Chanukah lunch with latkes and doughnuts.
This year was particularly special as Freda Barnett, a regular JCS club member, was celebrating her 95th birthday. Her family joined the Chanukah party and all enjoyed a slice of birthday cake!
The afternoon finished with all the guests receiving a fruit basket that had been prepared by our volunteers.
Our Chanukah party gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate Chanukah. For a variety of different reasons not everyone can celebrate Chanukah, so our annual party gives them the opportunity to enjoy the festivities in a warm and welcoming environment.