School choir raises money for Jewish boy’s charity
- Credit: Archant
» A school choir was in fine voice as it raised money for a Jewish boys’ charity.
Pupils of the Ilford Jewish Primary School (IJPS), in Forest Road, Barkingside, performed at the Boys Town Jerusalem Primary Schools’ Choral Festival in north Finchley.
A total of 35 Year 4 to 6 children entertained the audience with three songs, Yerushalayim Shel Zehav, Adon Olam, which incorporated the IJPS school song Na’aseh V’nishmah, and a Yiddish song, Ofyn Pripetchik.
Boys Town Jerusalem is one of Israel’s leading educational and residential developments.
About 900 Jewish boys and young men from 12-20 study and live on the 18-acre campus. They come from financially poor backgrounds, or countries where they have been subjected to anti-Semitic attacks.
You may also want to watch:
Head of Jewish studies, Deborah Harris, said: “We have been involved with the charity since 2007.
“It was excellent. The children made us all very proud and it went very smoothly.
- 1 NHS nurse assaulted at east London hospital
- 2 Redbridge parents' group donates six new laptops to families in need
- 3 Restaurant faces losing licence after allegations of illegal club nights during pandemic
- 4 Queen's and King George hospitals appeal for volunteers to support end of life patients
- 5 Spiritual Life: What next for the great Hindu temples of Redbridge?
- 6 Residents furious after car park and lift flooded since before Christmas
- 7 Restaurant stripped of its alcohol licence
- 8 One in 20 may have had Covid-19 last week in Redbridge, Newham and Barking and Dagenham, figures suggest
- 9 Covid deaths increase at Queen's and King George hospitals this week
- 10 Growing public support for tougher pet theft sentences
“The children were so excited as it was the first time on stage for a lot of them.”
Deborah added that their work with the charity helps teach the children about looking out for other people less fortunate.
“It’s just another way of helping others through giving charity and teaching the children they can be responsible for helping the boys in the school in Israel.”