Members of the Radlett Reform Synagogue have been given the opportunity to attend a traditional Eve of Passover meal at a family home.

Elderly members also received a goody bag including Matzos, a Haggadah (a Passover prayer book) and other food items.

Some 70 bags are delivered by hand by Helen James, the Synagogue community support worker and Howard Weisbaum, lay leader and volunteer.

Synagogue president Barry Hyman said: “Helen and Howie are tireless in their work for the community.

“Howard is available at the drop of a prayer shawl to take services, including at the local Princess Alexandra Care Home, teach Bar Mitzvah and drive a truck if stuff needs shifting.

“Helen does not know how to relax and never stops. Every organisation needs people like this ready to help.”

Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrating their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation.