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Menorah commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day with drama and discussion

Menorah Synagogue (Cheshire Reform Congregation) hosted a play and discussion as a thought-provoking way to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

The play, titled “Don’t Call Me Annie”, explored the effects that the Holocaust continues to have on younger generations to this day. It was performed by synagogue members Rosy Akalawu Ellman, Lynne Nathan and Sharon Copitch, and was written and directed by Ruti Worrall, the director of the synagogue’s choir.

The performance was followed by a discussion led by a panel including Holocaust survivor Gisela Feldman BEM, second generation survivor Andrew Pal, Dame Louise Ellman and Jewish Labour Movement National Vice-Chair Ulrich Stephane Savary. The engaging conversation brought in the views of the panel, audience, writer and cast.

 

A photograph of the play featuring Rosy Akalawu Ellman and Lynne Nathan

A photograph from the play featuring Rosie Akalawu Ellman as Annie and Lynne Nathan.

A photograph of the panel

Three members of the panel (L-R): Andrew Pal, Ulrich Stephane Savary, Dame Louise Ellman

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