Office of the Chief Rabbi

World Jewish Relief brings Archives project to Bushey for Tisha B’Av

Event

Bushey synagogue hosted a Tisha B’Av programme with a difference as they invited in World Jewish Relief to deliver a fascinating presentation about their refugee archives and their work reconnecting people with their family history. The session was open to both those observing the fast and those who weren’t, with the opportunity for members to research their own family history. Refreshments were also provided to break the fast.

Evaluation from Sarah Zackheim, Organiser:

‘The event was hugely successful. Everyone was completely captivated in the presentation from start to finish. It brought people to shul for Tisha B’av that wouldn’t normally have come to a Tisha B’av programme as it was different to usual. It showed that Bushey is offering different types of activities and programming all the time.’

Participant Feedback:

  • ‘These events are terrific. I love having specialist speakers in. I have already applied to find out whether they have information about my Grandfather who was a German Refugee.’
  • ‘There is always something happening for the Bushey Jewish community. We are finally feeling like a family again. We work together to make it happen – so many members are involved in running so many teams.’
  • ‘This was an excellent event organised by excellent members!’