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First Jewish summer fete at Highbury Fields

Kosher ice cream, carnival rides and a Jewish speaker's corner at the first ever Jewish summer fete

10 July, 2017 — By Emily Finch

Rabbi Mendy Korer performing stand-up 

MORE than 1,000 people enjoyed the first Jewish summer fete in Highbury Fields on Saturday.

The fete, organised by Jewish community group Chabad Islington, featured kosher ice cream, carnival rides and a Jewish speakers’ corner.

Speakers included organiser Rabbi Mendy Korer, who performed some classic Jewish jokes in his stand-up comedy set, and historian Petra Laidlaw, who laid out a 200-year history of London’s Jewish community.

Rabbi Korer’s most popular joke was: “A rabbi, priest and imam are chatting. The priest says: ‘By my funeral I want people to say how much I encouraged charity.’ The imam says: ‘I want people to say how much I encouraged peace.’ The rabbi says: ‘I want people to say “Look, his foot’s moving!’”

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