British Future organised an interfaith poppy apppeal with the Royal British Legion on Tuesday 27 October in the centre of Leeds. Rabbi Ian Morris and Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz of Sinai Synagogue were there, as well as Imam Qari Asim from Makkah Mosque and Reverend Heston Greenwald from All Hallows Church.
Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz said: “Participating in today’s poppy appeal inspired the best of British values: the power of remembrance, unity and tolerance. Standing on a chilly autumn day offering our bright poppies to the public as a team of an imam, a vicar and two rabbis really brought home to the public that we can not only stand together because we must but stand together because there is so much to share and celebrate.
“Our faiths, including the Jewish faith, share a common love of humanity, honouring the fallen and cherishing the freedoms in an open and democratic society. This consciousness links us with generations past who have built up our society as well with generations to come to whom we hope to bequeath a better world, one poppy and kind gesture at a time.”