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Look around the Allianz Stadium in Mill Hill today and witness our vibrant community at it joyous, exuberant best. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis officially opens our Big Family Show & Expo at 10.30am, kicking off an entire day of non-stop entertainment hosted on the main stage by broadcaster Nick Ferrari and television presenter Rachel Riley. We’ve also lined up more than 120 outstanding exhibitors across eight different zones – from delicious pop-up food stands to lifestyle, travel and community. You’ll need to be in a dozen places at once to experience half of this fast-moving day, so why not drop your children

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KNOWING

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IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE NOT WAKING UP TO NICK FERRARI. From 7am to 10am on weekday mornings, his dulcet tones on LBC ease Londoners into whatever angst-ridden issue is dominating the headlines. As a newspaper veteran, Nick knows how to make a splash on air, and he has entertained us with numerous memorable encounters, such as exposing the miscalculations of former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, who had budgeted £300,000 for10,000 new police officers. “What are you paying them?” queried Nick, who already knew the answer. Always on his toes even though he is sitting down, Nick knows how to make mincemeat of guests with opposing views, but is much kinder to callers – or at least he tries to be. David Cameron – remember him? – once suggested that Nick he stood as the Tory candidate for London mayor he would win, but rather than risk it, Nick has remained on air while sharing his talent with TV, most recently as a regular on Sky’s The Pledge. So what else would you like to know about Nick Ferrari...? How long have you been on LBC and what do you love about the job? Records hadn’t begun when I joined LBC, but it was around the time the ravens arrived at the Tower of London! It does, I know, sound corny, but it really, truly, is the listeners.You simply never know what they’re going to say, or what’s going to happen next. I remember when I was in an episode of Extras, with Ricky Gervais, and he came to the studio, listened for a while and said some of it was comedy so brilliant it could never be scripted. Who’s your favourite Jewish caller? This is a very moving one. It was an elderly woman from Temple Fortune. We were discussing the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day and she called in. She said: “I was a 14-year-old girl imprisoned in Auschwitz. Can you imagine what I went through?” That chilling line has never left me. Have you been to Israel? If not, why not? No. Twice it was arranged (OMG! one occasion

with Boris Johnson) and on both occasions just days before I was due, there were significant uprisings. A working trip for a charity is being planned for later summer, so watch out! If you make it to Jerusalem, what will you write on the paper you put into the Kotel? A prayer giving thanks for, and asking for, continued safety and security of my family and loved ones. Ever been to a Jewish wedding? No. But if any insane Jewish lady is reading this ... What was your best year in Fleet Street and why? I loved Fleet Street but, truthfully, probably the year The Sun left it and went to Wapping. It was the start of a glorious revolution. What do you put on your bagel? Smoked salmon, naturally. But no cream cheese, thank you.


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What topic in the news would you most like to drop from your show? Terrorist atrocities and paedophile rings. Will you be watching the Eurovision Song Contest live from Tel Aviv? I won’t be watching, but my favourite Eurovision winner has to be Bucks Fizz. I reported on them for The Sunday Mirror and then The Sun and they were smashing folk. How do you wake up in the morning and at what time? At 5.30am a member of my staff quietly enters the room and gently strokes the side of my face while the sound of whales plays in the background. My bath is then run and the newspapers freshly ironed... Finish the lines “If I Were A Rich Man...” I’d get the same tax lawyers as Starbucks. Do you get fan mail? What’s the best example? Both fan and hate mail. Not sure if it qualifies as best, but I have been in receipt of pictures from a few women of parts of their anatomy only their lovers should see! I’ve no idea why. And I’ve certainly never asked for it. Salt beef or cholent? Salt beef. My late dad worked at The Daily Mirror when it was in Holborn and he used to take me to a restaurant called The Nosherie in Hatton Garden. The salt beef sandwiches were simply out of this world. Magically, your heritage reveals that you are Jewish. What name would you choose for yourself? Anything that goes as well as “Nick” in front of the name Ferrari. You are invited to a Passover dinner; who would you like the other seven guests to be? Assuming they have to be living: Jeff Bezos, the Duke of Edinburgh, Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel, Alan Carr, Julian Assange and Jennifer Aniston. She’s sitting next to me, by the way. What’s the best advice you’ve been given? Try to maintain a sense of humour. And never be the last to leave the green room.

A tourist asks you to recommend two unique things to do in London – what do you reply? Be sure to stand on Waterloo Bridge as dusk falls; it’s a truly stunning and unique view. And, finances permitting, eat out as much as you can. The restaurant scene in this town has gone from being worse than the worst public school in the 1950s, to being the buzziest around. If you could ask any question to a living politician, who and what would it be? I’d ask Emmanuel Macron: “Why do you suppose more and more of your citizens are starting to despise you?” Barbra Streisand or Goldie Hawn and why? Goldie Hawn. I remember watching her as a boy in a wonderfully anarchic TV show called Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. She was tremendous. If you weren’t a journalist and presenter, what would you be and why? As the Chief Rabbi post isn’t currently vacant (and I don’t think I qualify), I’ll go for conductor. Of music, by the way, not buses.


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ESSEX GIRL RACHEL RILEY needs no introduction. She’s been hitting the headlines lately in her new role as a vocal opponent of antisemitism. For those unfamiliar with Jewish News’ favourite geek, she is the only person who can really decipher the numbers on Countdown as she has an honours degree in mathematics from Oxford University. Had it not been for her dislike of daily commutes, Rachel would have worked in the City, but Deutsche Bank’s loss was Nick Hewer and Jimmy Carr’s gain. And there’s more...

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Rachel beat 1,000 applicants for the role to replace Carol Vorderman on Countdown. She takes the job of solving the numbers round so seriously that if she cannot solve it on the show, she takes it away with her to finish.

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Co-host on the comedy show 8 Out Of 10 Cats headed by Jimmy Carr, she was also a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and now has a permanent dance partner in Pasha Kovalev and is learning Russian.

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“Religion wise, I choose Man United,”she wrote on Twitter. “Life wise I choose the options without intolerance, hatred and fear.”

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Rachel is involved with Premier League Primary Stars, which helps children grow in confidence on and off the pitch – and has appeared on Sky

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Rachel revealed in January that she was forced to get extra security after receiving a torrent of abuse from online trolls for speaking out.

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Her tenacity earned her a mention in the House of Commons.

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Rachel loves a rude word on Countdown: “The funniest ones for me – because you get such a range of people who watch... – are words like ‘growler’, where old people won’t know there’s a funny connotation to it, but everyone around my age is going to be screaming.


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CHALLAH QUEEN ALLEGRA BENITAH is a former-tax lawyer turned food influencer who runs a business teaching the ins and outs of braiding and baking. Benita, or Challah Mummy as she is most widely known, has previously appeared on ITV demonstrating how to bake sweet, savoury or rainbow challah. The mum-of-two, who also happens

to be the daughter of TV personality Vanessa Feltz, took a career break after having her two children and got into challah-making after attending a workshop at her son’s school. She pursued a legal career at an international firm in London after graduating from Cambridge before she made the switch. Her Instagram feed, which boasts over 4,000 followers, is filled with colourful and inventive designs and helpful tips for aspiring bakers. challahmummy@gmail.com

Denise DENISE PHILLIPS presents the Rainbow Hamantaschen cookery event at today’s show. Through her books, multiple food columns and master classes, Denise has gained a reputation as the doyenne of Jewish cookery. Her enticing and stylish recipes are an original blend of the old and the new, often with a modern twist. Author of seven popular cook books, her latest book ‘Celebrate Every Day’ is published in December while her hands-on cookery classes “provide inspiration and new skills for many,” says Denise. She also runs Date On A Plate, which offers singles a successful way of networking, cooking and meeting new people.

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SACHA MAGIC PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN SACHA JOHNSTONE, 25, from Ilford, studied philosophy at the University of Birmingham before moving into entertainment after graduation. Having landed his first gig aged just 13, Johnstone has more than a decade of experience performing at private parties, fundraising dinners and corporate events up and down the UK, as well as further afield. Johnstone says his enthusiasm for magic tricks “never stopped growing” after he received a magic set from his parents on his second birthday. At 15, he began demonstrating and selling magic tricks in

Hamleys Toy store in the heart of London’s West End, before eventually going on to manage an entire team of magicians based in locations around London. Johnstone has performed in New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Prague, Mumbai and Jerusalem to name just a handful of exciting locations. www.sachamagic.co.uk

ISRAELI DANCE INSTITUTE ALONIM Age 40 + This troupe performs at interfaith and Jewish events – its speciality is dancing at charitable events. Alonim rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings in north-west London. ORANIM Age 18 + Oranim is the premier UK Israeli dance troupe. The troupe dances at all the high profile Jewish events and simchas and is also very involved

in interfaith events. Oranim rehearses weekly on Monday evenings in north-west London. NITZANIM Age 12-17 Nitzanim is the teenage / secondary school Israeli dance troupe. It has danced at Jewish and interfaith events and is involved in many wider community performance events. It rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings in north-west London. www.idi.org.uk

PJ LIBRARY PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books to families across the world every month. We know something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about values and traditions that are important to you.

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families, whatever your background, knowledge, family make-up or observance may be. Do you have a child aged eight-years-old or

under? Want to give them a FREE Jewish book every month? Stop by the PJ Library stand in the education zone to make a PJ Treasure Book Box and bookmark, have a look at our books and sign up so the little person in your life doesn’t miss out! www.pjlibrary.org/home

SACKS MORASHA CHOIR The Sacks Morasha Choir is open to all children in Years 3 to 6 at the school, with the focus being on encouraging participation from anyone with an interest in singing.The children rehearse weekly and enjoy being with the group for rehearsals and performances. Justin Kett and Tami Rockman lead the choir and are always keen for the children to enjoy themselves so audiences enjoy the performances too! The choir has performed at a Remembrance Day Civic Service at Kinloss; the annual Boys’ Town Jerusalem concert at artsdepot, the school fundraising dinner, the Yom HaShoah services at Allianz Park and Hyde Park, and The Barnet Schools’ Music Festival. Another strong motivator for the choir has been its participation in the Young Voices concerts for the past two years.The children get the opportunity to

THE BEAUTY PRINCESS The Beauty Princess acquired her name many pink moons ago. She has been in the industry 23 years and as a valued member of the Guild of Therapists, she is fully qualified and insured. Believing we are all princesses at heart, The Beauty Princess began throwing parties 10 years ago and takes her sparkle everywhere she goes! Over the years, she has met some wonderful creative stylists, make-up artists, nail technicians and braiders. So when it comes to a pamper party, she has the best team and many of them will be working their magic at the show today. If you have a little princess who would like a party contact her via info@thebeautyprincess.co.uk and follow The Beauty Princess on Facebook. She also does manicures, pedicures, waxing, gel polish, acrylic, powder dip, nail art, eye lash tint, brow shape or tint for big princesses.

sing at the O2 Arena with more than 8,500 other children from school across the region. They are delighted to be with you all at the Big Family Show & Expo and hope everyone has an enjoyable and successful experience.

DANCING WITH LOUISE Louise Leach established ‘Dancing with Louise’ in 2001 with the aim of bringing together the community through dance, fitness and performing arts, providing top quality training for ladies and children. She now runs more than 100 weekly classes at schools and venues across north London and Hertfordshire, as well as organising holiday camps, birthday parties and events.The Zumba and Fitness programme has been extremely popular, allowing women of all ages, sizes and backgrounds to dance their way fit and make new friends in the process. Louise is delighted to bring you some exciting performances from its dance clubs at Sinai and Sacks Morasha Schools, as well as her Under 11s Hiphop and Zumba Dance Troupe. Louise and her team will give out free class passes and dance bags (while stocks last) in the education zone. www.dancingwithlouise.com


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NORWOOD IS THE UK’S LARGEST JEWISH CHARITY, supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and those with learning disabilities and autism.

For families facing breakdown, abuse, disability, mental health problems or crisis, Norwood offers everything from specialist social work support to counselling, support groups to respite care. From preschool through to college, it provides educational psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and specialist teaching to help children and young people overcome barriers to learning. Norwood’s services for adults with learning disabilities encourage independence and choice by providing accommodation options; social work support; and access to learning, leisure and

volunteering opportunities. Its team of highly skilled practitioners and family of services provide people who turn to Norwood with the support they need – and for as long as they need it – to enjoy fulfilled and engaged lives. For more information visit norwood.org.uk

NORWOOD SUPPORTS THE WHOLE FAMILY WHEN ROCHELLE AND ELLIOT were told their eight-and-a-halfmonth-old daughter Annie had leftside hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy causing a weakness down her left side, it was a huge shock. The family was thrown into the chaotic world of formal diagnoses, tests, scans and appointments. “I couldn’t bring myself to say the word disabled, but I was desperate to get answers about Annie’s condition,” says

you hear the words your child is “ When disabled, everything changes. We had so many questions about how Annie would cope. Norwood answered them, and did so much more.

Rochelle. “You know the disability isn’t going to go away, so you grieve for the child you thought you had.” Annie finally started sitting up on her own at 12 months, she crawled at 14 months and took her first steps at 16 months. Things seemed to be improving for Annie and her family. Then, when Annie was just over three years old, she suffered a tonic-clonic epileptic fit. “It was a full body seizure and, having just started to come to terms with the first diagnosis, and getting over major surgery, we were broken again,” recounts Elliot. Annie was also later diagnosed with autism at seven. Rochelle says: “The NHS didn’t help us to


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They take her to museums and shopping trips, and make her favourite food. It’s also important to us that the staff understand about being Jewish because it means I don’t have to explain everything. “The service enables me to spend quality time with the boys. Once I’ve taken Annie, I can ask Harry what he’d like to do. Buckets and Spades gives us a window of normality. Our home feels very relaxed. It’s an exceptional service and means everything to us.” Rochelle and Harry also directly benefited from Norwood’s support. Harry attended Norwood’s monthly Siblings’ Group, providing ongoing support for brothers or sisters of people with special educational needs and disability, and had sessions with a Norwood social worker. Rochelle says: “He really appreciated having someone to talk to outside of the family.” Rochelle found Norwood’s counselling helpful. “Norwood was there for our whole family, not just Annie. Norwood is there when you don’t know where else to go. It’s all-encompassing.” Elliot explains: “We wish we had made that call to Norwood from the time of the first diagnosis, because they actively wanted to help. “They took us through all the different areas in which we needed support and lightened the burden by saying ‘we can help you with that’. “We have opened up to tell our family’s story because it’s our way of giving back to Norwood to say thank you for making our lives brighter.” Norwood’s Children and Families Service sees and acts on social problems to which others are blind, meeting the ever increasing needs of children and their families within the community. The charity’s aim is to ensure that every adult, child and family who turns to it is given the support they need, for as long as they need it – not only to cope, but thrive.

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LIVING THE BOUTIQUE HOTEL LIFE

365 days a year IT IS THE PERFECT SPOT. A piece of land opposite the beach in Herzliya Pituah, between the Dan Acadia Hotel and Herzliya Marina. A great many architects and designers fantasised about filling that spot – but needed the opportunity to design a project for this most desirable slice of virgin beach. The privilege fell to architect Rani Ziss and designer Dana Oberson, who were chosen to plan and erect a building for veteran construction company Ofer Investments, and it would be one of the most prestigious and intriguing projects built along our coastline. The company then chose designer Dana Oberson, owner of the successful studio Oberson Architects in Ramat Hasharon, to design a luxury residential project of the highest standard for a specific and particularly demanding niche audience. We spoke with Dana about the creative process that involved combining two worlds – boutique

hotel and private luxury residence – to achieve the prestigious luxury project on Herzliya beach. “It’s a design that will render you open-mouthed and make you feel like packing your bags as soon as possible,” is what she should say, but she gives credit to architect Rani for creating the structure. “It’s a unique shape – not as a smooth curtain wall cube, but as a complex and intriguing structure. As a result, each apartment is a separate and prominent unit floating in space, which gives the project residents a sense of intimacy, as if they were living in a villa on the beach.” Dana then goes on to talk about the zen atmosphere in the public spaces, including the lobby, which has a rust-coloured Arabic Mashrabiya (decorative balcony) as the centerpiece. The calmness and serenity exhuded by the soft, bright atmosphere is a result of moving away from the rigid urban style and dark colours seen in other buildings throughout the country.


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A great deal of thought went into the swimming pool in the complex, where Dana has created a practical public space, with room for privacy. “The choice of colours – a combination of beige, green and the colour of shallow water creates a sense of freedom, luxury, the feeling of being aboard a yacht,” she says. As an architect with many years of experience, Dana primarily focused on the exterior of the spaces she designed, but then realised it was not enough and she wanted to be the one who chooses the smallest details, right up to the flower bowl on the table. This attention to detail is also evident in the project overall – including the choice of quality materials that blend together to create the exact atmosphere she wanted to give the residents. When asked who she imagined the target audience to be for these apartments, she said: “Israeli customers who want to feel European, as well as overseas customers who want to be a step away from the beach and enjoy the Israeli weather

in a location and residential environment that feels as if it belongs to another country.”

Live like you dream In all the conversations we had with the design and development people of the ‘Herzliya Pituach on the Sea’ project, one message prevailed – to create a dream project – and they achieved it. It has an unparalleled location – only eight minutes drive from Tel Aviv’s City (even during rush hour) and is within walking distance to the bustling gourmet scene of Herzliya, just along the street. Culture lovers will enjoy the proximity to the Performing Arts Centre of Herzliya, the Zappa concert complex and the galleries nearby. For shoppers, the mall and the design and fashion shops around the compound offer huge choice. So if you are looking for a home in which to spend the most beautiful time of your life, and you have five million shekels to invest in yourself, you should set a date to visit ‘Herzliya Pituach on the Sea’.


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TAL, WHICH STANDS FOR ‘TORAH, ACTION, LIFE’, IS AN EXCITING JEWISH ORGANISATION with a vision of enhancing the lives of young professionals and Jewish youth. It is sponsoring the Education zone at Jewish News’ Family Show & Expo on Sunday at Allianz Park and is running an online campaign live from the event in support of the new building the organisation is buying to use as the TAL centre. Open to all those of Jewish background, with a specific concentration on the Sephardic community, TAL, founded by Rabbi Jonathan Tawil, works closely with all communities ensuring that our youth have a sense of pride in their synagogues, as well as a new and exciting environment in which to flourish. Since inception, TAL has seen astronomical growth and has flourished: It has established a dynamic calendar of events to bring the community together and engage with young people. On the Torah side of things, TAL has produced an innovative Parasha Sheet with

contributions from all the communal rabbis and leaders. The Parasha Sheet is distributed throughout London and the UK to more than 25 synagogues and is enjoyed by thousands. It has also set up a Chavruta night, where people from all backgrounds can come and learn in a fantastic atmosphere. And it has organised weekly Shiurim around the community. On the Action side, TAL has organised many successful themed Shabbatons, attended by more than 200 people. TAL creates an inspiring atmosphere coupled with a great social, which enables participants to meet and develop relationships with youth from the wider community. Recently, TAL organised a sensational international weekend with more than 400 young professionals. Other activities include: singles events, trips abroad, paintballing, go-carting, cooking classes, Melava Malkas, Chanukah and Purim parties.


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Leading THE WAY IMAGINE A DAY OF LASER TAG, digital film-making, glitter face painting and puppet shows! Keeping young people entertained is what JLGB does best, which is why it is sponsoring the Kid & Youth Zone at the show. Thousands of Jewish young people across the country are already involved in JLGB activities and the organisation will be showcasing even more fantastic opportunities for your children – and it’s all free. There will be laser tag, live quiz shows, team building, glitter face painting, fancy dress, and an interactive photo booth. JLGB is also excited to have a special Purim “puppet spiel” workshop, which will allow children to work with master puppeteers and, with a dose of imagination, retell the story of Purim. For older teens, JLGB is offering an iPadpowered digital animation experience, which they can share live with their friends on social media. JLGB is renowned for its adventure activities, with thousands of young people taking part each year in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and it is excited to live up to expectations by bringing a laser tag arena and other high-octane games, including driving arcades, dance mats and basketball shootouts. Now that’s what you call a Kids & Youth Zone. This sort of thing happens each and every week at the local JLGB group in your community, where the focus is on the individual and aims to recognise and enhance every young person’s potential, building their character to develop their leadership, communication, organisation, initiative, resilience, confidence and creativity. JLGB has created a unique blend of activities that support not only your child’s future, but are also linked to government priorities for youth

and social development. Playing an active part in the local community and wider society is a key value for JLGB, and there is no better time than Purim to help others and support those in need. JLGB will be running social action projects on the day for all the family to take part in, including packing and decorating mishloach manot (food parcels) with US Chesed, and designing Purim cards. For those already involved, or who would like to sign up to the Yoni Jesner Award by taking part in volunteering opportunities, they will be able to record their hours online on the day on evolve, JLGB’s youth volunteering and skills initiative, which brings together all national achievement awards and qualifications available to Jewish young people across the UK. The evolve online platform will help to support your child’s volunteering, develop their sense of community and identity, to learn new transferable skills and gain the recognition they deserve. JLGB’s fantastic and groundbreaking government-backed National Citizen Service (NCS) programme is the ideal way for any student in Years 11 and 12 to spend their summer. For just £50 (including all accommodation, food and travel) this three-week life transformational


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experience has become a rite of passage across the UK. JLGB offers the only kosher and faith-friendly version of NCS for the community. Be sure to also visit the JLGB stand in the charity zone to take advantage of one-off discounts for its summer camps, providing an amazing opportunity for children to develop while forging friendships with hundreds of others from across the UK and around the world. There is no better time to get involved in JLGB and, thanks to recent funding and plans to invest £5million in expanding its services, the youth organisation is excited to support even more young people in high quality youth programmes. Don’t miss out!

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Jewish Camps USA www.jewishcampsusa.com

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Kisharon www.kisharon.org.uk Kumon Maths and English Study Centres www.kumon.co.uk

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LIFESTYLE ZONE cont… Everblades www.everblades.co.uk Health Professionals Homecare Service www.hphomecare.co.uk The Home Consultancy www.thehomeconsultancy.com

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RETAIL ZONE A1 Disposables www.a1disposables.co.uk Hermieshop www.hermieshop.com Michal Negrin www.michalnegrin.com

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2ND FLOOR SIMCHA, KIDS & YOUTH ZONE, POP UP RESTAURANT KIDS & YOUTH Jewish Lads & Girls Brigade www.jlgb.org POP UP RESTAURANT Jasmine Catering www.jasminecatering.co.uk Jewish Encore of Encore Entertainment www.encoreentertainment.co.uk The Hadley Batmitzvah Dress Collection www.thehadleybridalcollection.co.uk Klass Klips 07729 487 861 LAA Photography www.laaphotography.co.uk Mill Hill Synagogue www.shul.co.uk Moonlite Entertainments www.moonliteentertainments.co.uk

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