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Tribe likes to party

Last updated: 2003-12-03

Last Sunday Tribe, the Young United Synagogue held its inaugural Tribe Teens Bar -Bat Bash at Alexandra Palace. Over 150 Teenagers from Year 9 representing some 22 United Synagogue communities came together from all over Greater London, including Radlett, South Hampstead, Hendon, Chigwell, Southgate and Bushey to compete for the Tribe Bar Bat Bash Trophy.

The entertainment on the evening included a Jewish Rock Band, an American themed Burger bar, Roulette, Sega Rally Arcade Machines, Giant Scalextric, Basketball and Table Football.

Rabbi Shaw, the Executive Director of Tribe stated that “It has been a fantastic night and an ideal opportunity to engage with an age group that traditionally starts to drift away from being involved in synagogal life very soon after their own Bar Bat Mitzvah year.'

Jess aged 14 from Finchley Synagogue said, “It was so much fun! It was really great to see people who weren't very religious joining in with the Israeli dancing and bensching. I think the event really could have had an impact on their Jewish lives.”

Pinner United Synagogue won the competition and were presented with the Bar- Bat Bash Trophy 2003 by Rabbi Shaw.