The Movement for Reform Judaism in the UK wishes to extend its sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal Family following the passing of Prince Philip at the age of 99.
“Prince Philip gave a lifetime of service and duty to the United Kingdom and his unwavering dedication to the country was an inspiration to us all, “ said Robert Wiltshire, Chair of Reform Judaism.
Rabbi Celia Surget, Chair of the Assembly of Reform Rabbis and Cantors added: “We say “Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet our traditional Hebrew blessing at this time. The Duke of Edinburgh was dutifully by the Queen’s side for seven decades and his loss will be deeply felt by us all.”
The Reform Movement also remembers The Prince’s mother Princess Alice of Greece who was counted as one of the Righteous Among Nations after hiding a Jewish family in her home in Nazi-occupied Athens in 1943.
Our chair Robert Wiltshire has written to the Queen’s private secretary to pass on our condolences.