Lewisham Borough Council Holocaust Memorial Day Event

We were asked to host the Lewisham Council Holocaust Memorial event at Catford. In excess of 100 people of different faiths attended, who heard presentations from various speakers. We watched a  recording made by Rachel Levy, a Holocaust survivor and member of C&B. The Major of Lewisham spoke and was invited to light a memorial candle, Amanda Bowman, Vice President of the Board of Deputies also spoke and lit a candle as did the Imam from the Lewisham Islamic Centre. A fourth candle was lit by Stephen Locke who told us of the Holocaust experiences of his relations. There were readings from young C&B members and the choir from St Laurence Church sang Hinneh Ma Tov. The final speaker was Rabbi Weisz, who spoke movingly, recited a memorial prayer and lit the last candle.