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B’nai B’rith Young Professionals in Europe were treated to a perfect summers’ day in London’s Regents Park at this year’s annual Klezmer in the Park festival, organized by the Jewish Music Institute on Sept. 11.
B’nai B’rith Young Professionals enjoyed a free Moroccan Bazaar-style picnic as they chilled to the tunes and feel-good vibes in the sun. This year’s lineup featured Lorin Sklamberg and the London Klezmer Allstars, followed by The Turbans, The London Bulgarian Choir and Simo Lagnawi, plus a guembri player and Gnawa master.
A few young families, who had made their way from the Kids’ Zone in the main tent, stopped by to socialize, listen to the music and enjoy some food. More than 75 people came to the B’nai B’rith picnic area to enjoy good company and learn more about the organization.


The picnic area was set up near the Kids’ Zone, close to Regents Park’s boating lake, and had gold, claret and turquoise shimmering fabrics laid out on the ground. Large oversized cushions in orange, turquoise, coral, royal blue, green and beige were strewn around to complete the Moroccan look. Posts with large blue and white B’nai B’rith logos, mounted on bamboo sticks, were stationed around to denote the area.
The picnickers enjoyed a variety of Middle-Eastern dishes, provided by Hendon Bagel Bakery. The music from the bandstand got everyone in high spirits as the picnic area filled out as people danced on the sides, chatted and sampled the dishes. The afternoon finished on a high note as the last band closed the show, while the last rays were still shining.