Chief in­spired by what sur­vivors achieved

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

CHIEF RABBI Ephraim Mirvis has told sur­vivors that he took in­spi­ra­tion from “how you have led your lives af­ter all that you have gone through”.

Vis­it­ing Jewish Care’s Holo­caust Sur­vivors’ Cen­tre in Hen­don on Tues­day, Rabbi Mirvis was struck by “the laugh­ter and joy that goes with the ac­tiv­i­ties here”.

He told mem­bers: “You have not only achieved amaz­ing things in your own lives but have made a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion across the world. It is fit­ting that th­ese in­cred­i­ble achieve­ments have been recog­nised re­cently with hon­ours awarded by the Queen.”

Rabbi Mirvis also an­swered ques­tions on top­ics in­clud­ing his re­cent visit to In­dia, in­ter­faith re­la­tions, education and an­tisemitism.

He was pre­sented with a col­lec­tion of post­cards made by the cen­tre’s art group.

HSC mem­ber Miriam Freed­man said “it was very in­ter­est­ing to talk to him and he spoke from the heart”.

The Chief Rabbi meet­ing Felix Strum

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