Kangarusskis have fun

September 10, 2015 by Hayley Hadassin
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Over 40 members of Sydney’s Kangarusski community have gathered together for a Rosh Hashana family fun morning event.

Kangarusski is the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Russian Speaking Jewish Community department.

Kangarusskis have fun

Kangarusskis have fun

The upcoming Jewish New Year was a perfect opportunity to come together at Bondi’s Our Big Kitchen to celebrate the chag by baking traditional Rosh Hashanah apple strudel and honey cake. The kids were entertained with art and craft activities all while being introduced to the customs and traditions of the holiday.

Parents whose children do not attend Jewish schools could not put enough emphasis on the importance of such events and kept asking for more. “Please keep inviting us,” said Tania Broun; “We are waiting for Kangarusski events with great anticipation and always happy to get involved. Thank you for everything.”

After all the ‘hard work’ everyone came together for morning tea and made the blessing for a sweet New Year with apples and honey.

All guests, from kids to grandparents, enjoyed the event. Parents were delighted to see their teenage children being involved in the traditional celebration and sharing the festive meal with their families.

“It is so important that all my family came to this event today. We are away for Rosh Hashanah and might not have an opportunity to celebrate the festival overseas. Thank you Kangarusski, for organising such great family celebration,” said Natalia Korotkaia.

The Rosh Hashanah story was full of humour and filled the room with smiles and warmth.

People carried home the sweet desserts and Rosh Hashanah cards made by their children.

Michael Sharff; “I have participated in a few Kangarusski events and always enjoyed it. Today was a different experience, and I had a great time.”

Anna Maylis said: – “As part of my work I meet more and more people in the Russian-Jewish community for whom Kangarusski events are extremely important and really make a difference. I am glad that we can play such a key role in the life of our community.”

For any upcoming Kangarusski events please contact Anna Maylis on rsjc@zfa.com.au or follow the Kangarusski Facebook page

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