Polack's House Educational Trust 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Polack's House Educational Trust 25th Anniversary Celebrations

On Sunday 24th June, PHET Trustees, Old Polackians, their families and Clifton College staff came together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Polacks House Educational Trust. 

For 140 years Clifton College has supported a vibrant Jewish community within the school. It is the only public school with its own synagogue, enabling Jewish students to maintain their identity while also being Cliftonians. 

The Polack’s House Educational Trust is an independent charitable organisation that provides means tested scholarships and bursaries for Jewish children at the College, supporting children from year seven onwards. Recent recipients have gone on to fantastic universities including Oxford, Exeter, Edinburgh and Bath.

The wonderful event included speeches from beneficiaries of the Trust, Head of College Dr Greene, Guest of Honour Sir Trevor Chinn, retiring Chairman Nick Tarsh, incoming Chairman Alan Karter and MC Julian Saipe who, together with the Cliftonian Society, did a marvellous job organising the event.

With cricket on the Close as the backdrop, glorious sunshine, a wonderfully warm atmosphere and an excellent lunch, the event was a memorable occasion on which to celebrate Jewish Life within the College, the life of the Trust and the huge contributions made by Nick Tarsh [in particular] and John Mocatta. We look forward to the 50th Anniversary!