Synagogue hosts annual service
The Hull Hebrew Congregation synagogue in Anlaby, East Yorkshire, was the unique setting for the annual service for the Province of Yorkshire, North and East Ridings. Dignitaries included Trevor Larsen (Deputy Lord Lieutenant of East Yorkshire), Cllr Mary Glew (Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber), Cllr Kate Gray (Deputy Mayor of Beverley), Cllr Peter Turner (vice chairman, East Riding of Yorkshire Council) and Jeffrey Gillyon (Provincial Grand Master). Philip Daniels, chairman of the Synagogue Trustees, welcomed the congregation, while Rabbi Naftoli Lifschitz conducted the service.
The synagogue’s 110-year-old ark was opened by Assistant Provincial Grand Master Samuel Judah to reveal the beautiful Torah scrolls, each containing a copy of the Five Books of Moses handwritten on parchment in ancient Hebrew.