More than 800 People Attend the Community Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration
More than 800 people attended the annual Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration on Sunday, April 7 at Congregation B’nai Amoona. The synagogue was at capacity and many attendees were standing in the ailses. This year the event was entitled Voices from the Holocaust. The event featured three testimonies from Holocaust survivors Ben Fainer, as told by his granddaughter Christina, Sara Wolf, as told by her son Harvey,and Sara Moses, and liberator Sanford “Buddy” Lebman. The program included the traditional candle-lighting ceremony, Holocaust Torah procession and liturgical reading and prayers, as well as recognition of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
Approximately 30 students from Cultural Leadership attended. This is an organization that promotes understanding through the African-American and Jewish Experience. HMLC was fortunate to host Class 9 and several young Jews and African-Americans were in attendance for the first time.