On Monday 6th June, Clifford Chance and Canary Wharf Group plc held their annual celebration of the Jewish festival of ‘Shavuot’ in Canary Wharf. Widely attended each year, this year’s celebrations attracted a host of members from various Jewish Centres, including the elderly, the East London Synagogues Association, employees from the Canary Wharf Estate and the Menorah Primary School Choir.
This year’s pre-Shavuot celebration included a lunch, a performance from the Menorah Primary School Choir, a guest speaker and mincha. Shavuot, or ‘Feast of Weeks’, marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot, which commemorates the anniversary of the day that God gave the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. It is customary to celebrate the occasion by consuming dairy foods like milk, cheese and cheesecake, as well as decorating homes and synagogues with greenery and flowers. This year, the festival begins on the evening of Saturday 11th June and ends on the evening of Monday 13th June.
Danny Seliger from Canary Wharf Group plc said “The celebration of Shavuot at Canary Wharf is always an enjoyable one and we were excited to co-host this year’s festivities with Clifford Chance. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed celebrating with us. ”
Adrian Cohen, a partner of Clifford Chance LLP, adds “Clifford Chance is delighted to partner with Canary Wharf on what has become an annual institution, bringing together elderly Londoners with staff working in the Wharf in celebration of the wonderful festival of Shavuot.”
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