A diamond ball was a dazzling way for Wimbledon (Reform) Synagogue to celebrate its 60th birthday.
More than 180 people attended the black-tie event in the shul hall, which was decorated with ribboned hula-hoops. Although most of the funds raised were for the synagogue, a donation was made to the the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in Hampton.
The shul opened in 1949 with 50 families. It has been in its Parkside home since 1997 and currently has 500 members. Over 100 children attend its Sunday morning cheder and the barmitzvah class for the coming year is the biggest yet. Other activities include Israeli dancing and film classes.