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Thousands Attend Lag B'Omer Celebrations!

Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 6:09 am

LBO Hendon1.JPGThe streets of Hendon were packed out on Sunday as the Great Lag B'Omer Parade made its way along Bell Street, Brent Street and Queen Road before finishing in Hendon Park for an afternoon funfair.

Over 2500 people joined in the celebrations as they watched the impressive display of marching bands, floats and displays. Many people adorned fancy dress for the occasion. It was the first time that the Parade had taken place in North West London and it can only be described as a huge success.LBO Hendon3.JPG

Benji Novak was there with his wife and two children, Chaya and Keren. He said, 'This is truly a family day out, the kids love it and so do the grown ups. A real kiddush hashem has been created today! 

The event was attended by Rabbis Nachman Sudak, Yitzchok Meir Hertz, Shmuel Lew, Faivish Vogel, Levi Sudak, Aryeh Sufrin and Gershon Overlander, Yitzchok Shochet and Menachem Yunik as well as local dignitaries including the Mayor of Barnet.

LBO Hendon4.JPGRabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov was MC and the guest speaker was Rabbi Mendy Korer, the new Shliach to Islington, London. International music star Shoime Gertner entertained the huge crowd and a show was performed by a tight rope walker.

The event was was organised by Rabbi Yossi and Chani Simon of Tzivos Hashem in conjunction with the local communities and Chabad Lubavitch UK. LBO Hendon7.JPGOther Chabd Lag B'Omer events took place all over the country including a Parade through the streets of Manchester and a Carnival in Stamford Hill.

 

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