We were invited to attend a memorial service for Anne Frank which took place at Saxon Hall, Hereford as part of a Jewish religious service for the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Communities. Most of the service was conducted by Rabbi Anna Gerrard in the hall but the part dedicated to Anne Frank took place outside around the memorial tree. For a number of us, it was our first experience of a Jewish service but much was familiar. Thirty Boys from Monmouth Boy’s Prep School sang expertly.
The Deputy Mayor of Hereford, Kath Hey and Canon Anna Nugent from Hereford Cathedral also attended.
It was a gathering of different traditions gathering to celebrate our common humanity.