Statement on CST Report

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The Community Security Trust (CST)’s Antisemitic Incidents Report 2019 is a deeply concerning read. The report records 1,805 antisemitic incidents in the UK in 2019, the highest annual total, and a seven per cent increase in antisemitic incidents from the previous year. 2019 was the fourth consecutive year in which the annual record for antisemitic… Read more »

Stand Together on Holocaust Memorial Day

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Remarks by Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, at CCJ’s Holocaust Memorial Day reception in the House of Lords, Monday 20 January 2020   Friends, I’d like to begin with a quote: “It is easier to be prejudiced towards a nameless group and to ‘other’ people you don’t know. It’s less… Read more »

A prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day

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This prayer and reflection were specially written by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, President of CCJ and Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism, for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020.   There inhabits over Birkenau seventy-five years afterwards, over the remains of electrified fences, over the wooden huts, shacks which testify to cold, disease, starvation and dying, over the cracked… Read more »