Eid in the Park

Monday 2nd May 2022

Maxwell Park hosted a celebration to mark the end of Ramadan. Photo credits: Valeria Fazekas

Worshippers and members of the community joined together for Borehamwood’s first ever outdoor Eid celebration.

Held at Maxwell Park on Monday, the event celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims have fasted from dawn until dusk.

The event was hosted by the Borehamwood Islamic Society and included prayers and a speech by the Borehamwood Imam who gave messages of solidarity, community, and hope.

Borehamwood Times:

Then the Eid party began, complete with an outdoor buffet, a bouncy castle and obstacle course, face painting and more, with hundreds enjoying the festivities during the day.

Borehamwood Times:

Amir Choudhury, from the Borehamwood Islamic Society, said: “On behalf of the Muslim community, we want to thank all our friends, neighbours, councillors, faith leaders, police, fire service and all those who attended our Eid celebration.

“Special thanks to those who stayed all the way through and enjoyed an amazing experience after difficult times with Covid now we are celebrating. This watershed moment for the community to celebrate Eid in the park.”

Borehamwood Times:

He added: “The generosity of the residents of Borehamwood could not be understated. It was a touching moment for all of us to see the whole community celebrating with us. We can’t wait to see everyone again at our next celebration.”

Rabbi Jeff Berger, who was in attendance, said: “What a wonderful experience celebrating Eid with the Borehamwood Islamic Society on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday.

“It is especially nice to see this young, vibrant, spiritually devoted community growing so energetically. Thank you for such warm hospitality. Wishes of Eid Mubarak.”

Borehamwood Times:

Borehamwood Kenilworth Labour councillor Dan Ozarow ward councillor added: “The most beautiful thing about the Eid celebration for me was how the non-Muslim children were going up to their new Muslim friends of the same age and wishing them Eid Mubarak and them all enjoying food together. ADVERTISING

“We were all received so warmly and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces.

Borehamwood Times:

https://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/20118279.hundreds-enjoy-eid-festivities-borehamwood-park/

COVID Vaccine Day @ Borehamwood Islamic Society

Friday 9th July 2021

Members of the vaccination team for Elstree & Borehamwood along with town and borough councillors, officers from Hertsmere Borough Council, and representatives from Borehamwood Islamic Society outside the mosque at Maxwell Park

Around 70 people visited the Masjid for their jab.

See the article in the Borehamwood Times:

https://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/19439465.borehamwood-mosque-turned-covid-walk-in-clinic-cases-rise/


Mitzvah Day 2020

As part of Borehamwood Mitzvah Day 2020 and speaking to the themes of “Celebrating Diversity” and “Food Brings Us Together,” in this video, Rabbi Jeff Berger (Mitzvah Day Interfaith Coordinator), Rev. Louise Collins (St Michael & All Angels Church), President Visakha Dasi (Bhaktivedanta Manor Hari Krishna Temple), the Chairman and an Imam of Borehamwood Mosque, Sheila & John Carlisle from Gratitude and Dan Ozarow, Project Coordinator share their messages of peace and friendship around these themes and offer welcome messages to the Muslim community as they arrive at their new mosque in Maxwell Road.

They are joined by children from Yavneh Primary School and Yavneh College who share their welcome messages and drawings in this exciting and important initiative which strengthens bonds between our diverse local community. As part of this project for Mitzvah Day, Gratitude organised food distribution to the wider community at their new centre in Bushey and a Kosher food bank at Yavneh the week prior.

https://mitvahday.org.uk/project/gratitude

https://gratitude.charity