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Leeds Jewish Lads At War

Leeds Jewish Lads At War
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11 Nov 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue

151 Shadwell Lane, Leeds, LS17 8DW

A very special evening of remembrance of the Leeds Jewish men who fought and died in the Great War takes place on Sunday 11 November at UHC Synagogue at 7:30 pm.

It is centered around a performance of a short play ‘I Hear My Name Being Called’, written by Mike Levy, based on the unpublished letters of his uncle, Rifleman Myer Tompofski MM.

Private Tompofski was a member of the Leeds Jewish community and his letters are addressed mainly to parents and siblings. These letters are in the hands of his nephew and have never been seen outside the family. Myer was one of many hundreds of Jewish volunteers and conscripts of whom 176 died in the conflict. He was killed in action a few weeks before the end of WWI, and received the Military Medal in March 1918, just six months before he fell on the opening day of the battle of the Canal du Nord.

The play tells the story of Myer and outlines the history of Jewish servicemen in WWI. It is directed by Lesley Ford with Will Males as Private Myer Tompofski.

This is a free event, generously sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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Although this is a free event, registration via Eventbrite is necessary

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