CCJ Deputy Director Reflects on the 2019 Yad Vashem Seminar

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Since returning from CCJ’s Yad Vashem study trip, I have often thought of a particular monument there: the Valley of the Communities, a 2.5 acre memorial dug out of the hillside, featuring the names of Jewish communities lost in the Holocaust. Warsaw, Lodz, Berlin, Kiev…the names of more than 500 communities are carved into the… Read more »

Statement on the Church in Wales’ adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism

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CCJ welcomes the decision of the Bishops of the Church in Wales to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. In a statement the Church in Wales bishops recognised the Church’s “need of repentance for the ways in which it has contributed in the past to anti-Jewish sentiment.” CCJ Chair Bishop Michael Ipgrave… Read more »

Letter of solidarity to Jewish students at Essex University

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Dear Jewish Students at Essex University, We are faith representatives from universities around the country committed to enabling good relations between Jews and non-Jews. As students and young people of different faiths we wish to express our solidarity with you as you set up a Jewish Society at Essex University. JSocs provide an important community… Read more »

Introducing Rabbi Mason, our Jewish Honorary Secretary

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As a senior Rabbi for 15 years, in both Kingston-upon-Thames and for the last 10 years in Muswell Hill, I have made one of my rabbinic priorities, the development of strong inter faith relationships. With this in mind, I played a strong part in the Kingston Inter Faith Forum, building strong connections with a number… Read more »