PLANS have been announced for the Bournemouth Reform Synagogue's 70th anniversary celebrations.

A week of activities has been organised - appropriate for all ages - set to begin on July 9.

The first celebration takes place at the Synagogue and starts with the congregation's children. From 10am children will be asked to make banners for the rest of the week's celebrations while discussing the Synagogue's heritage.

Then from 3pm members of all ages will be welcomed to an afternoon tea to look back in time at the Synagogue, exploring fashion, art, music and Bournemouth Jewry from 3pm.

On July 10 the usual Discussion Group gathers for a special edition entitled 'how times have changed' from 2.30pm at the Synagogue.

Later that day, at 7.30pm, at Bournemouth's Mosque, there will be an Islam-Judaism dialogue following on from last year's successful Interfaith week.

A creative writing workshop with storytelling takes place at the Synagogue's garden on July 11. Teacher, writer and member of the South Hampshire Reform Community Tamar Hodes will be leading a Jewish-themed workshop with brunch to follow from 10.30am. Tickets cost £3.

On July 12, members will be welcome to a private residence at Branksome to fill a memory box. Loved ones lost during 1947-2017 will be remembered in an intimate ceremony from 12pm.

There will be a musical recital on July 13 from 3pm at the Hannah Levy House when Theo Tendler performs for the residents accompanied by Sylvia Elkins.

Then on July 13, Rabbi Maurice Michaels, Deborah Tendler and Angharad Holloway, head of Talbot Heath School, will meet to discuss the homeless situation and how it can be helped as part of Social Action Day.

Then on July 15, a Thanksgiving Shabbat will be held at the Synagogue from 10.30am by Rabbi Michaels and special kiddush, attended by Rabbi Laura Janner-Klousner and local dignitaries.

A communal Havdalah will round off the celebrations at the beach from 9pm at Canford Cliffs.