Re­mem­ber­ing the war

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

THE BOARD of Deputies is or­gan­is­ing a ma­jor re­mem­brance cer­e­mony at Be­vis Marks on Mon­day night to mark the First World War cen­te­nary. The City of Lon­don com­mem­o­ra­tion is part of the na­tional Lights Out pro­gramme, through which event or­gan­is­ers are asked to turn off elec­tric lights, leav­ing on a sin­gle bulb, or light­ing can­dles, as a back­drop to shared re­flec­tion.

A Board spokesman said: “We are hold­ing our event in Lon­don but we ex­pect peo­ple, shuls and or­gan­i­sa­tions to take part all over the UK. It is a chance to re­mem­ber all our broth­ers and sis­ters who lost their lives.”

The 10pm cer­e­mony will be pre­ceded by a can­dlelit Tisha b’Av ser­vice.

Syn­a­gogues are also ex­pected to re­mem­ber the war in Shab­bat ser­vices. On Sun­day morn­ing, the Jewish Mu­seum in Camden is hold­ing a com­mem­o­ra­tive event in con­junc­tion with Ajex and the United Sy­n­a­gogue. The US Liv­ing and Learn­ing de­part­ment has also pro­duced a book­let, 100 Years Ago, de­tail­ing the Jewish con­tri­bu­tion to the war ef­fort.

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