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Canary Wharf hosts 10 Commandments celebration

PUBLISHED: 19:31 03 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:20 05 October 2010

Celebrating Shavuot in Canary Wharf marking the giving of the Ten Commandments

Celebrating Shavuot in Canary Wharf marking the giving of the Ten Commandments

TOP corporate businessmen and lawyers played host at Canary Wharf for East London's Jewish community this week to help celebrate the Shavuot Festival of the giving of the Ten Commandments. People of all ages and all walks of life were given a buffet lunch with traditional cheesecake at a reception at Clifford Chance International law firm ahead of the festival that begins on Sunday

TOP corporate businessmen and lawyers played host at Canary Wharf for the East End's Jewish community this week to help celebrate the Shavuot Festival of the giving of the Ten Commandments.

People of all ages and all walks of life were given a buffet lunch with traditional cheesecake at a reception at Clifford Chance International law firm last Thursday, ahead of the festival that begins on Sunday.

They included members of Jewish Care's Stepney community centre in Stepney Green, Dennis special day care centre, Brenner community centre and Nightingale House home for the elderly.

Among the guests were representatives from East London Orthodox Synagogues Association mingling with bosses from some of Canary Wharf's top multi-national corporations, while Menorah Jewish primary school boys' choir from north London performed traditional Shavuot songs.

Shavuot is the Jewish festival which marks the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. Customs include decorating homes and temples of worship with fruit and flowers and eating dairy food such as cheesecake. It begins this year on Sunday and ends Tuesday evening.


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