Canary Wharf Brings the Community together to Celebrate Shavuot

??Jewish community groups from around London will be heading to Canary Wharf next week to celebrate the festival of Shavuot, thanks to a function sponsored by international law firm Clifford Chance LLP and Canary Wharf Group plc.

Members of Stepney Jewish Community Day Centre, Dennis Centre, Brenner Centre, Nightingale House, The Holocaust Centre, The Sam Beckman Special Day Centre, Schonfeld Square Care Home and East London Synagogues will be among the attendees, along with employees from a wide variety of Canary Wharf-based companies. The function will be held in Clifford Chance’s Canary Wharf offices in 10 Upper Bank Street at noon Monday 21st May.

Various schoolchildren will perform songs and music at the event, which features a buffet lunch. Gift packages will be distributed later in the week to the elderly. At some centres these will be handed out by primary school children while entertaining the elderly.

Danny Seliger from Canary Wharf Group plc said: “This is a special day out for the community, bringing together young and old. It is another example of the many ways Canary Wharf Group reaches out to the local community, helping those in need and having fun along the way.”

Shavuot (also known as Shavuos), the Jewish festival of weeks, marks the giving of the Ten Commandments by God to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai. Customs include decorating homes and synagogues with fruit and flowers and eating dairy food such as cheesecake. This year, the festival begins on the evening of 26 May and ends on the evening of 28th May 2012.


Media wanting to attend need to RSVP at

For further information, please contact:

Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2236
M: 07779 888 075


About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Group is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies.

Canary Wharf has a working population of 100,000 people in a diverse range of sectors for some of the world’s leading companies. It has paved the way for the regeneration of London’s Docklands and one in five Canary Wharf workers now lives in a local East London borough. It has helped London and the City consolidate its position at the centre of the business world.

Following the recent announcement to build a new headquarters for European Medicines Agency at 25 Churchill Place, the Group has plans in place to continue to develop Canary Wharf in the coming years.

Canary Wharf Group also has joint ventures outside Canary Wharf at 20 Fenchurch Street (with Land Securities) and the Shell Centre (with Qatari Diar). Twitter: @yourcanarywharf

About Clifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance is one of the world’s leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The Firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the five key markets of Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Clifford Chance has 34 offices in 24 countries with some 3,200 legal advisers. The Firm also operates a co-operation agreement with Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm in Saudi Arabia.