14 November 2011
Canary Wharf’s Tabernacle in Place for Jewish Celebrations
Canary Wharf’s largest ever Tabernacle is now up in Montgomery Square to welcome members of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles (or booths) from Sunday 16th October.
The Tabernacle, which was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC in New York last year, has been constructed by Canary Wharf Group plc. and welcomes members of Stepney Jewish Community Centre, Dennis Centre, Brenner Centre, Nightingale House and members of the East London Synagogues Association at buffet lunches from 17th to 19th October.
Canary Wharf Group plc’s Danny Seliger says “It is a wonderful chance for the Jewish community from around Canary Wharf and East London to come together. It is important that the Canary Wharf business community remains in touch with what is going on in the surrounding areas, and this is one of the many ways in which we do so.”
BGC Partners, Canary Wharf Group plc and HSBC are sponsoring luncheons on 17, 18 and 19 October respectively. Cliffford Chance LLP are holding a tea for their staff on 18th October.
The festival, which commences on the evening of 12th October, is also referred to as the Season of our Rejoicing, Sukkot or the Festival of Ingathering as it is also a harvest festival. It lasts for seven days and commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel wandered in the desert, living in temporary shelters and depending on the protection of God.
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Canary Wharf’s world-class Arts & Events programme includes more than 60 art works by 45 artists and designers are found throughout the Estate. Temporary art exhibitions run throughout the year, with recent exhibitors including Peter Randall-Page, Phillip King and Phyllida Barlow. CWG won the Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards in November 2010, beating entries from around the world.
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