Independence Day

05-Jul-2017 - 7:30pm

The Shul Do

It was home from home for Bushey Shul’s new American Rabbi as the community celebrated US Independence Day in style. 

With the whole Synagogue decked in red, white and blue, almost 150 people enjoyed an evening of American fun, food and music. 

As well as plenty of popcorn, coke floats and candy there was also some surprise entertainment for the crowd. 

Elvis himself wasn’t quite in the building but top impersonator “Elvis Shmelvis” was on hand to get everyone on their feet and dancing, led by Bushey’s young Rabbi, Elchonon Feldman. 

“It was a fantastic evening to celebrate my country’s wonderful history, but while Independence Day is a lot of fun, it’s also a time to think about the values, rights and liberties we need to uphold, now more than ever.”

Also in attendance were Councillor Paul Morris OBE and Councillor Brenda Batten, Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere who described the event as “a wonderful evening of all the very best Bushey and the USA has to offer”.

In the video below, you will need to enter the password America17