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Remembrance Ceremony marking 100 years since the start of the First World War

4 August 2014 @ 8:50 pm - 11:00 pm


4 August 2014
8:50 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bevis MarksThe Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue at Bevis Marks, Anglo-Jewry’s longest serving synagogue, together with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the UK Jewish community’s national representative organisation, invite you to a Jewish community Remembrance Ceremony, marking 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The whole community is invited to attend the ceremony – taking place at Bevis Marks on the night of Monday August 4th – which is part of the national ‘Lights Out’ event, in which communities up and down the UK switch off the electric lights in their congregations in order to reflect on what the First World War means to them. This national event coincides with the most sombre night of the Jewish calendar – Tisha Ba’v – on which we remember and reflect on the exiles and tragedies of the Jewish people.

Bevis Marks and the Board therefore invite you to take part in a unique and atmospheric candlelit Tisha B’av service at 8:50pm, followed by the ‘Lights Out’ ceremony, which will take place between 10pm and 11pm at Bevis Marks Synagogue.

This ceremony will include a keynote address from Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi, Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation, as well as extracts from diaries and war poems. There will also be a display of First World War exhibits arranged by the Jewish Military Museum.

Please email events@bod.org.uk to register for this event.BoD