As the tragedy of the Holocaust passes from memory into history, the Board of Deputies has been working to ensure that its legacy is indelibly and symbolically observed in the form of a Legacy Board to serve as a continuing reminder to present and future generations.
In conjunction with the Chief Rabbi and major synagogue and communal organisations, the Board of Deputies, through its Yom HaShoah UK Legacy committee, has launched the UK Jewish Community’s “Legacy from the Holocaust” project, which asks the Jewish community to make three pledges: To Remember – Zachor, To Tell – Haggadah and To Life – L’Chaim.
A symbolic Legacy Board has been produced and donated to synagogues, Jewish secondary schools, youth groups and communal organisations in the UK. The intention is for Legacy Boards to be displayed prominently by each recipient as a visible and continuing symbolic reminder of “our responsibility to pass on this legacy from generation to generation”.
Every synagogue and communal organisation receiving the Board has pledged to display it in a prominent position and to observe Yom Hashoah every year.
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl said: “The Holocaust is our greatest tragedy. The Legacy Board project is crucial to ensure that the memory of the Holocaust is observed in every synagogue and communal organisation throughout the country.”
Photo: Board of Deputies Regional Manager Sara Radivan, Rebbetzen Tzivia Brown, Deputy Headteacher and Head of Kodesh Mrs October Wright and Chair of Governors Mrs Michelle Hayward with King David High School Liverpool pupils
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