Calderwood hosts a huge Chanucah celebration

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THE new Calderwood Lodge School hosted its first community event on Sunday.

More than 400 people enjoyed the Glasgow community Chanucah celebration at the joint faith campus.

Festivities began with the Maccabi Tzair Torch Relay Delegation from Israel leading the torch procession from Broom Church to the school, accompanied by the Strathendrick Pipe Band, clown drummers and a pink Cadillac.

Scotlandís senior minister and Calderwood chaplain Rabbi Moshe Rubin lit the menorah in the sports hall. He was followed by Calderwood headteacher Marion Carlton, Glasgow Jewish Representative Council co-president Nicola Livingston, East Renfrewshire Council leader Councillor Tony Buchanan and school deputy head Andrew Robson.

The final candle was lit by guest of honour Freda Barnett, who was celebrating her 95th birthday.

There was also a performance by the Calderwood Lodge choir.

Activities included inflatables, a photo booth, craftwork and strike a light, with the youth movements, as well as the Glasgow Jewish care charities taking part.

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