Young Jews have Royal Chanukah celebration at Kensington Palace

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Young Jews have Royal Chanukah celebration at Kensington Palace

More than 400 attend party for the festival of lights at the home of Prince William and Princess Kate

JLE's Chanukah Party
JLE's Chanukah Party

Young Jews got a taste of history at Kensington Palace this week, at a Chanukah party for 400 guests at the home of Prince William and Kate.

The occasion, which featured restoration-era footmen, a live-streaming Havdala and a roaming four-piece band, was thrown by the Jewish Learning Exchange (JLE) for its young professionals aged between 22 and 35.

Guests flooded into the King’s Drawing Room, sipping cocktails and eating kosher food under artwork from the Royal Collection in the former home of Princess Diana and Queen Victoria.

“Our mission is to provide a community and a place where young Jews can belong and celebrate their heritage in a relevant and meaningful way,” said JLE chief executive Rabbi Benjy Morgan. “This party did just that – royally.”

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