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West London Synagogue remembers: Srebrenica: Never Again!

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Date(s) - 29/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
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West London Synagogue (WLS) are proud to be participating in this year’s nationwide Acts of Remembrance Campaign ahead of Srebrenica Memorial Day on 11 July 2017. The community’s participation forms part of the WLS Interfaith programme and demonstrates their commitment to interfaith understanding.

Run by Remembering Srebrenica, this important campaign is designed to raise awareness of the systematic massacre of some 8,000 men and boys in 1995, in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the rape of large numbers of women, and the forced deportation of thousands of women, children and the elderly.

The Muslim victims, their families, friends and associates have adopted the watchwords with which we, in the Jewish community, have become all too familiar: “Never Again!”

Join the community for what, in an all-too-often hostile world, will be a truly moving and meaningful experience of sharing of stories, working towards restoring love, and giving a chance of hope for humanity.

WLS are marking the Acts of Remembrance Campaign with a few distinct events:

Thursday 29 June through to Sunday 1 July

An exhibition of powerful paintings by the artist Robert McNeil MBE, will hang in the synagogue’s Goldsmid Hall. To arrange access, please call Jim Fletcher on 07768 455667. The exhibition will also be available online at the West London Synagogue website.

Thursday 29 June, 7.30pm

A Kolnoa special screening of the deeply moving and informative hour-long documentary ‘The Fog of Srebrenica’, including the film’s Director Samir Mehanović in conversation with Hashi Mohamed, followed by Q and A. Light snacks and refreshments from 7pm. Free entry, donations towards costs warmly welcomed. Please register in advance by calling Kathryn on 020 7535 0259 or emailing kathryn.forro@wls.org.uk.

Friday 30 June, 6.00pm

Special Kabbalat Shabbat Service with memorial prayers and a personal testimony by Safet Vukalić, a Srebrenica survivor. You can hear his story here.

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