The synagogue held an afternoon tea for asylum seekers and refugees hosted together with local Muslim communities, and attended by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bradford, the Bishop of Bradford and Naz Shah MP. Lord Bourne said: “I have chosen the Bradford Reform Synagogue as the winner of the Interfaith Partnership Award 2016. I am impressed to see the Jewish and Muslim communities coming together to reach out to asylum seekers and refugees in their community, representing the spirit of Interfaith and the power of social action to encourage cohesion. A cup of tea is a simple thing, but in such circumstances can mean a lot.”
Phillip Bergson received the prize on behalf of Bradford’s Chair, Rudi Leavor.