Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter

cropped-outside-chairs.jpgA place to listen, learn, reflect, respect. A setting for study and growth in mutual understanding between Christians and Jews, between other faiths and cultures.

Located in the heart of London, the Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter is run by the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion and offers courses and lectures, as well as times for reflection and prayer. There is the opportunity to read and do research in our specialist library.  We are also pleased to welcome outside groups who can use our facilities for their own seminars, training and meetings.

 

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Rabbi Richard Feder : My Hero

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Rabbi Feder was the Rabbi of Kolin before and after the Holocaust.  He survived Terezin where he conducted Christian funerals and became the last Chief Rabbi of Czechoslovakia in Communist times.    

 Speaker : Rabbi Andrew Goldstein (Rabbi Emeritus  Norwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue)

Date : Sunday 19th February 2017

Time :   2.00pm – 4.00pm (Tea / Coffee from 1.30pm)

Suggested Donation  £10

We would be grateful if you could let us know by phone or email if you plan to come to this event

Ann and Bob Kirk, Kindertransport Children

ann-and-bobThe Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter was privileged to host an afternoon with Bob and Ann Kirk.  Bob and Ann told their own individual stories of coming to England on the Kindertransport.  They shared with us their memories of their happy childhood and family lives in Germany before the war and also the terrible events of the night of 9th November 1938, Kristallnacht.  They also spoke of the courage of their parents who made the difficult decision to send them to England for safety.  They never saw their parents again.  They will never forget the kindness of the people who welcomed them here in England as refugees, helping them to build a new life and to look towards the future.

All those who attended were so moved and inspired by their story and their commitment to sharing their positive and courageous journey through life. Thank you Bob and Ann.

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