Service users of educational needs charity Kisharon have been engaged in their annual Rosh Hashanah silverware polishing at United synagogues across London.
Since 2010, US Chesed and Kisharon have jointly organised a programme through which Kisharon clients help the US communities by polishing their silver before the festivals.
The first port of call was Mill Hill Synagogue, where Kisharon’s Simcha Ballon, Abish Leifer, Bezy Gluck and Moishe Goldblatt were assisted by silverware specialist Ray Temple.
Other synagogues in the programme are Finchley, Belmont, Brondesbury Park, St John’s Wood and Woodside Park. Work is expected to be finished in time for Rosh Hashanah.
Mr Goldblatt said: “A big thank you to everyone who organised the silver polishing sessions.
“I feel honoured to be able to do it. I hope that when they open the Ark, the people in the community will be pleased with the work we have done.”
Kisharon support worker Joseph Lavi said: “The work that our service users do polishing the silver in local synagogues represents what Kisharon stands for.
“It provides the people we support with an opportunity to have an active role within the community and they take a great deal of satisfaction from the knowledge that they have made a productive contribution.”