A friend in Wittenberg

May 7, 2009

Masorti’s senior rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg addressed a Trafalgar Square rally on Monday urging the government to grant citizenship to 450,000 long-term migrants.

“The story of the stranger is our story also,” Rabbi Wittenberg told an audience of 25,000 people including trade union members, MPs and faith leaders at the Strangers into Citizens event. “All too often we have been exiles, refugees, seeking a safe haven to become good citizens.” Rabbi Wittenberg’s mother fled to the UK from Nazi Germany.

British Jewry was represented by groups from New North London Synagogue (Masorti) and the North London Progressive Jewish Community.

Last updated: 2:13pm, May 7 2009