Luciana Berger, MP and representatives from JAT (formally known as the Jewish AIDS Trust) attended NAZ Project London’s Volunteer Awards at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. It was the first time any Jews have been honoured at this annual multicultural event which celebrates difference and challenges stigma and stereotypes.
Ms Berger presented N-Oscars to Rabbi Mark Goldsmith of Alyth (North Western Reform Synagogue) and Rabbi David Mitchell of West London Synagogue for their work in opening the hearts and minds of their congregations by their acknowledgment of World AIDS Day in their synagogues and the adoption of same-sex marriage by the Assembly of Reform Rabbis UK. Rabbi Mark said in his acceptance speech that: “We cannot have a kehillah kedoshah, a holy community, without inclusiveness.”
An N-Oscar was also presented to Laurence Lewis, volunteer and Trustee for his life-time dedication to JAT, educating people of all ages and all backgrounds in sexual health and relationships and caring for Jewish people living with HIV/AIDS.
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