Maccabi Scotland celebrates its 40th

By Stephanie Brickman, October 14, 2010

More than 250 people attended a reunion on Saturday night to celebrate Maccabi Scotland's 40th birthday.

The grand reunion attracted visitors from as far afield as Israel and France as well as from throughout the UK. The event was held in Maccabi Scotland's May Terrace premises and there were displays of archive materials. The first performance of the Maccabi School of Rock also took place at the event.

David Shenken, chair of the board, said: "The party was a success with all ages enjoying what we had on offer."

Anniversary celebrations were also held last week at a prize-giving ceremony when some 60 awards were presented to achievers for sporting effort by two couples: Barbara and Allan Kay and Carole and David Walton, all staunch supporters of Maccabi. Mrs Kay's father Leslie Diamond laid the foundation stone of Maccabi's May Terrace premises in Giffnock, Glasgow. some 40 years ago.

Last updated: 9:51am, October 15 2010