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Purim in Redbridge: People of all ages join in dress-up fun

PUBLISHED: 10:41 29 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:42 29 March 2016

Children celebrating the festival of Purim at the Clore Tikva Jewish Primary School

Children celebrating the festival of Purim at the Clore Tikva Jewish Primary School

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The Jewish community dressed up and celebrated Purim at events across the borough.

The festival commemorates The Book of Esther, with people retelling the story – often dressed up as characters from the epic.

The story is about Esther, a Jew who becomes a Persian Queen and her attempts to thwart plans to exterminate Jews.

Taking part in the fun were schools at Clore Tikva Jewish Primary School, Fullwell Avenue, Barkingside, and Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School, Forest Road, Barkingside.

Also joining in were Jewish Care care home residents at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre (RJCC), Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge, who took part in a sing-off.

Merle Muswell of Woodford Liberal Synagogue, Marlborough Road, South Woodford, said youngsters in fancy dress took part in a “legendary” performance too.


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