Youth 4 Youth Twinning Committee organise ice-cream competition in aid of Jewish education

Dessert lovers whip up ice-cream in aid of Jewish education

Winners of the ice-cream challenge

Olympics themed team

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Fancy-dress clad doctors, ghouls and a team of Mexicans whipped up their very own ice cream to raise cash for Jewish educational studies.

More than 100 people donned their favourite fancy dress as they tried their hand at making ice cream at Finchley Reform Synagogue in Fallowcourt Avenue on Saturday.

Teams of ten battled it out to make the best iced dessert as well as marketing their product by choosing a brand name, making posters, designing a logo and creating a musical jingle.

Twinning co-ordinator Debra Brunner said: “We had a real mix of ages between 12 and 80 and everyone got into the spirit of it.

“We had teams entered as doctors, a group of ghouls, a team of Mexicans, and even an Olympics 2012 team which included Bradley Wiggins, Daniel Craig and the Queen.

“Everybody got to taste each other’s ice creams – it was such a fun event.”

Innovative flavours included full-fat chocolate and crisp, chocolate, rosemary and chilli as well as fajita flavour. 

But the FRS professional team including Rabbi Miriam Berger, Cantor Zöe Jacobs, FRS Kindergarten headteacher Sharon Lee, director of community engagement Jon Freedman and community co-ordinator Rachel Fidler took home the win along with Rebecca Freedman, Jonni Berger and Jade Lee. They created a vanilla flavoured ice-cream to dollop into coffee as well as a range of toppings including biscuits, chocolate eggs and mini marshmallows.

The event was organised by Youth 4 Youth Twinning Committee ,which is made up of young people aged between 17 and 27. It raised £1,000 to bring young adults from Belarus to London to receive Jewish education.

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