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		                                    Memorial Scrolls Trust Museum		                                </span>

 

The Memorial Scrolls Trust and their Museum are located on the 3rd Floor of Kent House.

The Story of the rescue of 1,564 Czech Scrolls by Ralph Yablon who donated them to the Westminster Synagogue, Kent House, London where they arrived in February 1964, has passed into history as a small but remarkable episode in the tragedy of European Jewry. As an intimate link with individual congregations that were destroyed by the Nazis, the rescued Scrolls are a symbol of sorrow but also of hope as they are read and used, becoming part of the many communities, Museums and Educational Establishments around the World.

Importantly, over the nearly six decades since their arrival, the racks of  the MST Museum have grown emptier as one Scroll after another has been placed to its rightful place in Jewish life, teaching and encouraging many to not only think of the six million Jews who perished but also how to stand against racism and teach the world justice, compassion, ensuring to build a better and kinder world.

The Museum’s permanent exhibition which was established in 1988, tells the unique story of the arrival of the Torah scrolls from Prague in 1964 and of their restoration and distribution to communities throughout the world. The exhibits include some of these Scrolls, as well as  a display of remarkable Torah Binders, some of which date from the 18th century, and other moving reminders of the vanished communities of Bohemia and Moravia.

The Memorial Scrolls Trust is available to offer help. It can advise on the various ways in which a recipient congregation/organisation can build the heritage of its Czech Scroll into the life of the community or become part of the organisation. Through the creation of Scrolls Circles, where individual congregations receive one of several scrolls from a particular town, the Trust provides a forum for sharing information, ideas and experiences in commemorating their shared lost community.

Visits to the museum are by appointment only.  It is our hope that as things can better and safer after Covid you will be able to book a visit to the museum,  please click here. However in the meantime you may wish to follow the Trust’s work as well as our Synagogue’s activities in this connection.

Sun, 18 April 2021 6 Iyar 5781