Chief Rabbi Mirvis has praised the work of the Friendship Circle as staff and members treated him to a special afternoon tea party.
Chief Rabbi Mirvis kept himself busy over the winter of 2022 with multiple visits across the Jewish communities of Manchester, Leeds, and Liverpool.
But despite the hectic schedule, he expressly asked that he could visit the Friendship Circle after being so impressed with the good work he had already witnessed previous visits.
Enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities through a range of fully integrated social and recreational programmes, the Friendship Circle gains each individual the skills and confidence to lead a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Recently staff and volunteers also re-introduced the charity’s fashion show to get members walking the catwalk and raise funds for the group.
Alongside other Manchester stopovers to Bury and Whitefield Primary Schools and King David Primary and High School, Chief Rabbi Mirvis still took the time to visit the group at the Lubavitch House on Singleton Road. Happily mingling and chatting with over 80 members, trustees, and volunteers for an afternoon tea held in his honour, the honorary patron of the charity wasted no time in expressing his gratitude.
“You are all amazing, wonderful people within the Jewish community,” he said as he thanked Esti Bruck and her team. “You’re really among the best we’ve got!”