Pair chosen as ‘bride and groom’ of South Woodford synagogue to mark end of Sukkot
In celebration of the end of Sukkot, a man and woman have been chosen as being the “bride and groom” of a synagogue in South Woodford.
Sukkot is a seven-day festival which ended yesterday and celebrates the harvest.
Bob Kamall, chairman of Woodford Liberal Synagogue, and his wife Di, were chosen for the roles for being helpful and loyal to the synagogue.
The position is known as Simchat Torah Bride and Groom which means rejoicing of the Torah and marks the end of the annual reading of the holy book.
During the ceremony the Torah scrolls are held in the air and paraded around the synagogue and people dance, sing and eat sweets. Before the ceremony a buffet was served.