High Holy Days marquee used for interfaith celebrations

By Jay Grenby, October 27, 2011

Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue put its High Holy-Days marquee to good use between the festivals, joining forces with Radlett United Synagogue, local churches and the neighbouring Bhaktivedanta Manor Hara Krishna Temple to promote interfaith co-operation and fundraise for charity.

The centrepiece was a performance of Renya The Cobbler’s Daughter, written and narrated by 86-year-old Michael Schocket.

It tells the story of how he met and fell in love with Irene (Renya), a 17-year old Holocaust survivor, while serving in the liberation army in Brussels.

Around £600 was raised for the Watford Peace Hospice and the National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.

Last updated: 11:20am, October 27 2011