Remembering the war
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.