Jewish leaders tour site for Olympics 2012

Community leaders from 15 organisations toured the Olympic Park site in a visit organised by the Jewish Committee for the London Games.

UJIA, Maccabi, Mitzvah Day, United Synagogue, Movement for Reform Judaism, Board of Deputies and Community Security Trust representatives were among those shown the new stadium, the aquatic centre and Olympic village.

Guests were also shown the relocated premises of the H Forman, the renowned smoked salmon firm which had to move off the site. Its new complex is just outside the park area.

"The park is really inspiring," said the Jewish committee's Alex Goldberg.

After the Olympics, the site would offer "the community opportunities. We are in discussions about the use of the park's new housing stock and have campaigned along with other groups for homes for larger families."

    Last updated: 12:36pm, March 25 2010