Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

JMI Online: London Assembly Holocaust Memorial Commemoration 2024

Monday 22nd January | 10:00 am 12:00 pm

JMI – Jewish Music Institute annually works together with City Hall, the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) and The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) to help create a ceremony that will commemorate victims of the Holocaust and provide time for reflection for those affected by more recent genocides.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 is: Fragility of Freedom

  • Opening music: Cantor Rachel Weston accompanied by Josh Middleton on accordion 
  • Welcome: Mary Harpley, Chief Officer 
  • Address: Andrew Boff, Chair of the London Assembly
  • Address: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • Holocaust Educational Trust: Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive HET
  • Testimonial: Janine Webber BEM, Holocaust survivor
  • Reflections: Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassadors
  • Holocaust Memorial Day Trust: Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE, Chief Executive HMDT
  • Testimonial: Safet Vukalić BEM, survivor of the genocide in Bosnia
  • Statement of commitment: read by Holocaust Educational Trust Regional Ambassador
  • Rabbi Daniel Epstein and Rebbetzin Ilana Epstein, Western Marble Arch Synagogue: reflection and El Male Rachamim memorial prayer
  • Lighting of the memorial candle and minute silence
  • Closing music: Cantor Rachel Weston accompanied by Josh Middleton on accordion