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Kisharon and Alei Tzion partner up baking Honey Cake with Chef Denise Philips

18.09.2020

Kisharon have formed an exciting partnership led by Alei Tzion synagogue in Hendon to recognise the mutual contributions that people from both organisations can bring and build genuine meaningful friendships. To start the partnership off in a Jewish New Year spirit, they held a joint honey cake baking event on zoom, hosted by renowned Kosher Chef, Denise Phillips in preparation for Rosh Hashanah. 

Participants were welcomed by Aviva Braunold, Kisharon Vocational College Manager and Chef Denise Philips, who gave each person the opportunity to introduce themselves and say hello. All participants were sent an ‘Easy Read’ (easy to follow) recipe and Alei Tzion members were also sent a Rosh Hashanah pack of goodies that included a blank card to be decorated together with a name of a person from Kisharon adult services.  This was the first opportunity for Alei Tzion members to connect with a Kisharon pen-pal and there are aspirations for further opportunities for both to meet each other later in the year either virtually or in-person. 

Rabbi Roselaar from Alei Tzion said, “The honey cake making was a wonderful way to engage different age groups within the kehillah to start preparing together for Rosh Hashanah. Denise led the baking expertly and I'm looking forward to eating my honey cake on Yom Tov”.

Denise Phillips skilfully led the baking activity giving tips on how to create different cake toppings and how to ensure you use all the egg white once cracked.  Denise said, “Cooking together is an inclusive fun activity for the whole family. Connecting the physical side to a spiritual element for Rosh Hashanah”.

Aviva Braunold, Kisharon Vocational College Manager said, “It was really special to see the Kisharon and Alei Tzion communities come together at this fun and inclusive event which provided a platform to meet others whilst preparing for Rosh Hashanah. Hopefully we will have more of these themed events over the coming year with social opportunities to get to know each other more”.

Written by: Kisharon