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Leaders show support

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2004-06-24

Chief Rabbi

Chief Rabbi

The Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks and Lord Janner were among a number of leaders both Jewish and non-Jewish who showed support to a solidarity event for educational outreach organisation Aish on Wednesday night.

The event followed the recent anti-Semitic arson attack on the Aish centre in north London which happened last Friday night.

The Hendon-based organisation sustained extensive damage to its building  which resulted in destruction of its offices as well as desecration of Torah scrolls and other holy books. The attack came a day after South Tottenham synagogue was also set on light.

"I don't think there has ever been two such attacks in the UK on Jewish targets within such a short space of time," offered Lord Janner who is chairman of The Holocaust Educational Trust.

The Aish building is used by local young adults for religious as well as cultural events and serves as an outreach centre for the pioneering organisation.

Police are appealing to witnesses and anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.