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Holocaust Remembrance Day with Elie Wiesel’s "Night" – Huffington Post

Last week was definitely a week to remember; with our spirits high during Passover and Easter, and our moods lowered as we approached tax day. It would be good, I thought, to tell you about a special artistic/literary event a public reading of the memoir by Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel (29282016), who, more than anyone else, seared the memory of the Holocaust on the worlds conscience. In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a reading of Mr. Wiesels memoir Night will take place this coming Sunday, April 23 at theWilshire Boulevard Temple. In 1986, Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. President Obama, who visited the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp with Mr. Wiesel in 2009, called him a living memorial.

For two hours between 4 and 6pm, a very diverse group of people will each read a couple of pages from this memoir. Among them, well known actors, journalists, politicians, religious and civil leaders including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Kenneth Turan, Zev Yaroslavsky, Rabbi David Wolpe, and the list goes on. Needless to say, I am honored to be included in this group of readers.

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If you havent been to Wilshire Boulevard Temple, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience this historical landmark a 1929 Byzantine-style building. It recently underwent an extensive restoration and you definitely will be impressed by its sumptuous architecture and the richness of its interior decor. The most unusual aspect of it is a 320 ft-long mural wrapping around the interior. This mural was commissioned by the Warner Brothers and was painted in a dramatic style reminiscent of Hollywood silent era movies.

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And heres another cultural experience Id like to bring to your attention: theres an exhibition by London-based Israeli artist Zadok Ben-David at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. And trust me there are plenty of things to look at there and wonder what they are and how they are made. To be precise: there are 3,000 flat miniature figures made out of aluminum, all of them stuck in the sand that covers the gallery floor.

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This exhibition is the result of Ben-Davids numerous trips to Europe, the United States, Central Asia, Far East Australia, and Antarctica. While traveling, the artist took an endless amount of photographs, photographs of people he observed from a distance and thats why his current exhibition is titled People I Saw But Never Met”.

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My first impression was that there were no more than a few hundred sculptures placed on the floor of the main gallery. Its difficult to imagine the patience and logistics it took the artist to cut these 3,000 sculptures, each one an individual portrait of a particular person treated with dignity and respect.

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Ben-Davids accumulation of real-life global people suggests the ways in which we are both isolated yet always in relation to one another.

Edward Goldman is an art critic and the host of Art Talk, a program on art and culture for NPR affiliate KCRW 89.9 FM. To listen to the complete show and hear Edwards charming Russian accent, click here.

To learn about Edwards Fine Art of Art Collecting Classes, please visit his website. You can also read more about his classes in the New York Times here and in Artillery Magazine.

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WeHo to Host Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day – WEHOville

The City of West Hollywood will host a Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the City Council at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., followed by a candle-lighting ceremony at the Babi Yar Memorial in Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

Yom HaShoah is an opportunity to remember victims of the Holocaust and focus on preventing genocides and other human atrocities from happening again.

Taking time to remember this darkest time in our history and honoring those who died as a result of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust is of vital importance especially given the current political climate, said West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. We must never forget. And we must continue to work for fairness, justice, and respect for everyone.

This years Yom HaShoah program will feature the subtitled documentary film Holocaust is that wallpaper paste? The documentary is based on journalist Mumin Shakirovs mission to educate two Russian sisters on the subject of the Holocaust. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary shuttle service from Plummer Park will be provided beginning at 12:15 p.m.

Immediately following the screening and program, shuttles will return to Plummer Park, where the candle-lighting ceremony will be held outdoors at the Babi Yar Memorial. The ceremony will pay tribute to the memory of much-admired Russian poet Yevgeny A. Yevtushenko, who received international praise with his 1961 poem Babi Yar, which documented the murder of Jews and which condemned anti-Semitism in the former Soviet Union. Yevtushenko had attended the City of West Hollywoods Babi Yar candle-lighting ceremony in the past. To reserve a spot on the shuttle, please call the City of West Hollywoods Recreation Services Division at (323) 848-6479.

West Hollywood is home to a large community of people from regions of the former Soviet Union some of whom are Holocaust survivors or descendants of survivors. According to a 2013 survey of the community in West Hollywood, there are 3,872 people who live in WeHo who identify a former region of the Soviet Union as their primary ancestry. This represents approximately 11% of the Citys total population of 34,399 people.

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Jews, Armenians will unite to remember genocides – Sun Sentinel

When Arsine Kaloustian chair of Armenian Genocide Commemoration, Inc. first found out that this year Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day falls on the same day as Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), she wanted to plan an interfaith commemoration combining remembrance of the two events.

Kaloustian a member of St. David Armenian Apostolic Church on Yamato Road in central Boca Raton (the only Armenian church in Palm Beach County, according to Kaloustian) approached Rabbi Robert Silvers, the senior rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel, a Reform synagogue that neighbors St. David’s on Yamato Road.

Silvers loved the idea and the two have been planning along with Father Paren Galstyan, the spiritual leader of St. David Armenian Church this interfaith commemoration set for the evening of Sunday, April 23 at B’nai Israel.

“The entire community is invited to join us as we commemorate Yom HaShoah and Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day with a free event featuring fellowship, film, food and faith,” said Silvers. “We human beings, created in the divine image, have a Godly responsibility to speak out and act against the atrocity of the extermination of any people because of their race, religion or ethnicity.

“Too often people are complicit in their silence against those who would deny such a Holocaust. The lessons of history must be studied and learned so that we might chart a better course for humanity. It does not do justice to our Godly responsibilities to ignore , deny or reframe human history.”

Galstyan agreed with Silvers’ assessments of studying and learning from all genocides.

“The Armenian Genocide was the first major genocide of the 20th century,” Galstyan said. “The same thing happened in World War I with the Armenians as happened in World War II with the Jews. All genocides are tragedies such as the ones happening around the world right now.

“That’s why we must stand together against all genocides to try to prevent current and future ones from happening.”

Kaloustian pointed out that many people are not as familiar with the Armenian Genocide as the Holocaust.

She says her organization a nonprofit dedicated to genocide awareness and education is dedicated “to the commemoration and public education about the Armenian Genocide of 1915 when the Ottoman Turkish Empire systematically annihilated 1.5 million Armenians through a campaign of ethnic cleansing.”

Kaloustian explained that the core committee of her organization is made up of the chairs of every Armenian organization in South Florida.

“I think that with everything that has been going on in the world today, our event will send a really powerful message of unity,” Kaloustian said. “Remember all genocides are linked in some way.

“For example, Hitler, right before invading Poland in 1939, justified the invasion and the ethic cleansing of the Jews by saying, ‘Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?’ That really ties our two communities together.”

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with complimentary refreshments and appetizers, followed by a brief discussion on the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust with members of both communities.

Following that is a screening of the 2016 film “Denial” along with a brief candlelit prayer service afterwards including clergy members of both faiths.

The movie “Denial” is based on the book, “Denial: Holocaust History on Trial,” which recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.

In the English legal system in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

Congregation B’nai Israel is located at 2200 Yamato Road in central Boca Raton.

To attend this free event, an RSVP is required.

To RSVP, visit www.rememberthem.eventbrite.com.

For more information about the event, call Congregation B’nai Israel at 561-241-8118 or St. David Armenian Apostolic Church at 561-994-2335.

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SNYDER’S STOUGHTON: Stoughton remembers the Holocaust – Wicked Local Stoughton

by Mark Snyder

The loss of life during the Holocaust is almost unimaginable. While it is difficult to recall such tragic events, each year Jews around the world commemorate this event, so as to remind ourselves and others of what happened during those years of World War II.

That special day is “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah, and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day.

Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central St., Stoughton will host the solemn event as eight synagogues combine at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23.

Ahavath Torah Congregation’s religious leader, Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, tells Snyder’s Stoughton, The Holocaust Museum in DC is a living witness to what happened in that time period. You can’t leave there without it changing you. In history, you end up having scapegoats. Jews have been scapegoats for 1,900 years.

Hausman told me, Locally, this Yom HaSoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program is a long-standing community program. This program has been here all 21 years I’ve been serving in Stoughton. At least seven local synagogues participate every (year).It’s our way of commemorating the ultimate destruction of Jews and their Community by Hitler and totalitarians. This is the first time it’s been held in Stoughton. Usually it’s in Sharon. This year, it’s with us. I’m very pleased about that.”

The rabbi said, “It’s a good confluence that we’re hosting this year because of what has happened in the school system over the past several months. The program hopefully will raise consciousness in town of anti-Semitism. Historically, what starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews.

Concludes Hausman, The program is not just meant for the people of the (eight) synagogues. The doors are open to anyone who would like to attend. You don’t have to be Jewish to attend. It’s a community event.

Yom HaShoah is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. It was inaugurated in 1953, anchored by a law signed by Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion.

The Yom HaShoah vHaGvurah service will include candle lighting, reading of names, and testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust. For information: Linda Rudman at nanaofseven@comcast.net or 508-297-0479.

RUMBLINGS AROUND TOWN

STOUGHTON MAN PROMOTED IN STATE POLICE FORCE: Stoughton resident Steven Bennett was promoted to the rank of detective lieutenant with the Massachusetts State Police. He started his career with the force 31 years ago and has spent the last 14 years working in Crime Scene Services, working numerous high profile homicides. He is the husband of Mary Coulter-Bennett and father of Kendall and Mia Bennett. Congratulations! Stoughton is proud of you.

A NEW 5K RUN IS COMING! The Stoughton Community Events Committee (SCEC) is offering its first annual Stoughton Day Knights 5k Run & Squire Fun Run Saturday, June 24.

The Knights Run and the Squire Fun Run will be a great way to kick off Stoughton Day.

Proceeds from the run, sponsored by the Stoughton Recreation Department, will benefit Stoughton’s annual Third of July Fireworks.

To register: https://my.racewire.com/event/4812.

STOUGHTON CENTER GETS BISTRO TABLES & CHAIRS: Have you seen the new bistro tables and chairs set up in the entry foyer of the State Theatre? They are compliments of the Friends of Stoughton Center. They have a couple of more tables and are open to suggestions as to where they might be a good fit in the Square. The Friends appreciate the support they receive from so many residents and businesses and look forward to further improvements in the Stoughton downtown. Check out the Friends of Stoughton Center Facebook page. Forrest Lindwall is president of the group.

Mark Snyder, who has written more than 2,000 articles in newspapers and magazines, and published three books, is the CEO of PMPNetwork.com, the Internets entertainment superstation,andsnydersstoughton.com,local website that has recorded more than 35 million hits since the start of 2013. He also created the Stoughton News group on Facebook. Mark can be reached by fax toll-free at866-655-8234, bye-mailatsnydersstoughton2011@gmail.com, or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarkSnyderTVRadio).

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Local survivor speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Day April 24 – Canton Repository

Barbara Turkeltaub, Stark County’s oldest living Jewish Holocaust survivor, and her son, Mark, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Community Yom Ha’Shoah

CANTON Barbara Turkeltaub, Stark County’soldest living Jewish Holocaust survivor, and her son, Mark, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Community Yom Ha’Shoah, or Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration.

It will be held at 7 p.m. April24 at BeitHa’Am, 432 30th St. NW.

Turkeltaub was a child when the Nazis attacked her hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania. She and a younger sister were givenrefuge by a Catholic conventthroughout the war.

She is instrumental in the creation of the Ohio Holocaust Memoriallocated on the ground of the Statehouse. Her late husband, Joseph, also was a Holocaust survivor.

Mark Turkeltaub facilitated testimonies of local survivors andAllied liberators for the Shoah Visual History Foundation.

The program will include a commemorative candle-lightingceremony in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by the Nazis duringWorld War II.

Students from Canton City Schools’ Summit Arts Academy also will participate.

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Barbara Turkeltaub, Stark County’s oldest living Jewish Holocaust survivor, and her son, Mark, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Community Yom Ha’Shoah

CANTON Barbara Turkeltaub, Stark County’soldest living Jewish Holocaust survivor, and her son, Mark, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Community Yom Ha’Shoah, or Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration.

It will be held at 7 p.m. April24 at BeitHa’Am, 432 30th St. NW.

Turkeltaub was a child when the Nazis attacked her hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania. She and a younger sister were givenrefuge by a Catholic conventthroughout the war.

She is instrumental in the creation of the Ohio Holocaust Memoriallocated on the ground of the Statehouse. Her late husband, Joseph, also was a Holocaust survivor.

Mark Turkeltaub facilitated testimonies of local survivors andAllied liberators for the Shoah Visual History Foundation.

The program will include a commemorative candle-lightingceremony in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by the Nazis duringWorld War II.

Students from Canton City Schools’ Summit Arts Academy also will participate.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day April 24 at Kean University – NJ TODAY

The annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration at Kean University in New Jersey will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:45 PM at the universitys Wilkins Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 1000 Morris Ave., in Union.

The Hon. Prof. Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will speak about Anti-semitism Then and Now. He is also the founder and chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights.

Other featured speakers include Bernard and Henry Schanzer, identical twins who were born in Belgium and fled to France, where they found sanctuary with righteous rescuers during the Holocaust.

This event is free and open to the public, and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. To register, and obtain more information, visit www.jfedgmw.org/kean.

The annual Yom HaShoah commemoration is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Kean Universitys Holocaust Resource Center.

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Jewish Federation and The Pasadena Playhouse Presents for Special Holocaust Remembrance Day Reading – Pasadena Now

In observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys and the Pasadena Playhouse are partnering for a special staged reading of Righteous, a Holocaust related play, on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Written by playwright Jeff Cohen, Righteous centers around Eduard Schulte, a prominent German industrialist, who was one of many German citizens who were secretly against Nazism, while his two sons were fighting in the German Army against the Russians. It was Schulte who was first to report to the west of the Nazis intention to murder all of the Jews in Europe and how they were planning to do it. Cohens play captures the essence of this unsung heros life through the eyes of his granddaughter.

The Playhouse is honored to partner with the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys to honor victims of the Holocaust, says Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse. He continues, We join theaters all over the country in using the power of theater to share their stories.

A program like this allows us to experience art and our history together and not just acknowledge it, but commemorate and remember the lasting impact it has had on peoples lives, explains Jason Moss, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. We sometimes forget that we can learn from the past and it is our responsibility to keep the memory of the Holocaust, both the events and the people who were impacted, alive because it shaped our world forever.

This play, being read by the Jewish Federations JFed Players, is being performed in partnership with the National Jewish Theater Foundations Remembrance Readings. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting the Pasadena Playhouse box office (626.356.7529).

The Pasadena Playhouse is located at39 S. El Molino Ave.

To learn more about this reading, please contact the Jewish Federation (626.445.0810) or the Pasadena Playhouse (626.356.7529).

The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys mission is to build community by strengthening and enhancing Jewish life. The organization does this by providing programs and services that support the needs of the Jewish community from Glendale to Rancho Cucamonga and south to Whittier, and act as the Jewish voice on issues that affect the greater Jewish community.http://www.jewishsgpv.org/

The Pasadena Playhouses mission is to enhance the lives of our community through theatrical productions, community programs and education. This year, The Pasadena Playhouse State Theater of California celebrates its Centennial Anniversary. The Pasadena Playhouse began in 1917 and was recognized by the State Legislature as the State Theater of California in 1937 for bringing national and international renown to the state as a center for dramatic art in 1937.https://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/

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Village Green Park to observe Yom Hashoah – The Island Now – Port Washington Times (registration)

Great Neck Village will host Yom Hashoah, or the Day of Remembrance, in Village Green Park on April 23, to remember the Holocaust to prevent it from happening again.

The event differs from past years in that it will be a public program taking place in a Great Neck park rather than inside synagogues. The program aims to reach various communities in the village.

I just hope that people will come and learn and understand the history and really try to find common ground, despite all the dissimilarities we may think we have, said Great Neck Village Mayor Pedram Bral.

Yom Hashoah is a national memorial day in Israel that will be observed beginning at sundown on Sunday, April 23. It commemorates the six million Jews and millions of other civilians taken by the Nazi regime, as well as Jewish resistance.

Typically a siren goes off throughout Israel, pausing all work and traffic for a moment of silence. Vigilant Fire Company will also have a siren go off for one minute.

This years remembrance day comes at a time when the worlds Holocaust survivors are dying. There were about 500,000 living survivors in 2014, according to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which tracks Holocaust survivors. As of mid-2016, there were 100,000.

Its going to be incumbent upon everyone else in the world to remember it, said Trustee Barton Sobel, whose father is a Holocaust survivor. If everybody forgets what happened, then its an invitation for it to happen again.

Bral echoed that sentiment.

Its extremely important to bring the awareness, especially to the younger people, because many people dont know much about this [the Holocaust], Bral said. And unfortunately, there are people that are Holocaust deniers.

Sobel also said that he sees some similarities with events unfolding around the world, including the Syrian civil war, which has claimed between 320,000 and 470,000 lives, according to estimates.

You see it happening in different countries today. You see the potential in leaders like Kim Jong-un and Bashar al-Assad, who kills his own people, Sobel said. These are things we should all be very sensitive to.

The program in Village Green Park on Middle Neck Road will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day with Elie Wiesel’s "Night" – Huffington Post

Last week was definitely a week to remember; with our spirits high during Passover and Easter, and our moods lowered as we approached tax day. It would be good, I thought, to tell you about a special artistic/literary event a public reading of the memoir by Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel (29282016), who, more than anyone else, seared the memory of the Holocaust on the worlds conscience. In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, a reading of Mr. Wiesels memoir Night will take place this coming Sunday, April 23 at theWilshire Boulevard Temple. In 1986, Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. President Obama, who visited the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp with Mr. Wiesel in 2009, called him a living memorial. For two hours between 4 and 6pm, a very diverse group of people will each read a couple of pages from this memoir. Among them, well known actors, journalists, politicians, religious and civil leaders including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Kenneth Turan, Zev Yaroslavsky, Rabbi David Wolpe, and the list goes on. Needless to say, I am honored to be included in this group of readers. Courtesy of Wilshire Boulevard Temple If you havent been to Wilshire Boulevard Temple, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience this historical landmark a 1929 Byzantine-style building. It recently underwent an extensive restoration and you definitely will be impressed by its sumptuous architecture and the richness of its interior decor. The most unusual aspect of it is a 320 ft-long mural wrapping around the interior. This mural was commissioned by the Warner Brothers and was painted in a dramatic style reminiscent of Hollywood silent era movies. Courtesy of Shoshana Wayne Gallery And heres another cultural experience Id like to bring to your attention: theres an exhibition by London-based Israeli artist Zadok Ben-David at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. And trust me there are plenty of things to look at there and wonder what they are and how they are made. To be precise: there are 3,000 flat miniature figures made out of aluminum, all of them stuck in the sand that covers the gallery floor. Courtesy of Shoshana Wayne Gallery This exhibition is the result of Ben-Davids numerous trips to Europe, the United States, Central Asia, Far East Australia, and Antarctica. While traveling, the artist took an endless amount of photographs, photographs of people he observed from a distance and thats why his current exhibition is titled People I Saw But Never Met”. Courtesy of Shoshana Wayne Gallery My first impression was that there were no more than a few hundred sculptures placed on the floor of the main gallery. Its difficult to imagine the patience and logistics it took the artist to cut these 3,000 sculptures, each one an individual portrait of a particular person treated with dignity and respect. Courtesy of Shoshana Wayne Gallery Ben-Davids accumulation of real-life global people suggests the ways in which we are both isolated yet always in relation to one another. Edward Goldman is an art critic and the host of Art Talk, a program on art and culture for NPR affiliate KCRW 89.9 FM. To listen to the complete show and hear Edwards charming Russian accent, click here. To learn about Edwards Fine Art of Art Collecting Classes, please visit his website. You can also read more about his classes in the New York Times here and in Artillery Magazine.

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WeHo to Host Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day – WEHOville

The City of West Hollywood will host a Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the City Council at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., followed by a candle-lighting ceremony at the Babi Yar Memorial in Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Yom HaShoah is an opportunity to remember victims of the Holocaust and focus on preventing genocides and other human atrocities from happening again. Taking time to remember this darkest time in our history and honoring those who died as a result of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust is of vital importance especially given the current political climate, said West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. We must never forget. And we must continue to work for fairness, justice, and respect for everyone. This years Yom HaShoah program will feature the subtitled documentary film Holocaust is that wallpaper paste? The documentary is based on journalist Mumin Shakirovs mission to educate two Russian sisters on the subject of the Holocaust. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary shuttle service from Plummer Park will be provided beginning at 12:15 p.m. Immediately following the screening and program, shuttles will return to Plummer Park, where the candle-lighting ceremony will be held outdoors at the Babi Yar Memorial. The ceremony will pay tribute to the memory of much-admired Russian poet Yevgeny A. Yevtushenko, who received international praise with his 1961 poem Babi Yar, which documented the murder of Jews and which condemned anti-Semitism in the former Soviet Union. Yevtushenko had attended the City of West Hollywoods Babi Yar candle-lighting ceremony in the past. To reserve a spot on the shuttle, please call the City of West Hollywoods Recreation Services Division at (323) 848-6479. West Hollywood is home to a large community of people from regions of the former Soviet Union some of whom are Holocaust survivors or descendants of survivors. According to a 2013 survey of the community in West Hollywood, there are 3,872 people who live in WeHo who identify a former region of the Soviet Union as their primary ancestry. This represents approximately 11% of the Citys total population of 34,399 people. Tagged babi yar memorial, mumin shakirov, yevgeny yevtushenko, Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Jews, Armenians will unite to remember genocides – Sun Sentinel

When Arsine Kaloustian chair of Armenian Genocide Commemoration, Inc. first found out that this year Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day falls on the same day as Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), she wanted to plan an interfaith commemoration combining remembrance of the two events. Kaloustian a member of St. David Armenian Apostolic Church on Yamato Road in central Boca Raton (the only Armenian church in Palm Beach County, according to Kaloustian) approached Rabbi Robert Silvers, the senior rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel, a Reform synagogue that neighbors St. David’s on Yamato Road. Silvers loved the idea and the two have been planning along with Father Paren Galstyan, the spiritual leader of St. David Armenian Church this interfaith commemoration set for the evening of Sunday, April 23 at B’nai Israel. “The entire community is invited to join us as we commemorate Yom HaShoah and Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day with a free event featuring fellowship, film, food and faith,” said Silvers. “We human beings, created in the divine image, have a Godly responsibility to speak out and act against the atrocity of the extermination of any people because of their race, religion or ethnicity. “Too often people are complicit in their silence against those who would deny such a Holocaust. The lessons of history must be studied and learned so that we might chart a better course for humanity. It does not do justice to our Godly responsibilities to ignore , deny or reframe human history.” Galstyan agreed with Silvers’ assessments of studying and learning from all genocides. “The Armenian Genocide was the first major genocide of the 20th century,” Galstyan said. “The same thing happened in World War I with the Armenians as happened in World War II with the Jews. All genocides are tragedies such as the ones happening around the world right now. “That’s why we must stand together against all genocides to try to prevent current and future ones from happening.” Kaloustian pointed out that many people are not as familiar with the Armenian Genocide as the Holocaust. She says her organization a nonprofit dedicated to genocide awareness and education is dedicated “to the commemoration and public education about the Armenian Genocide of 1915 when the Ottoman Turkish Empire systematically annihilated 1.5 million Armenians through a campaign of ethnic cleansing.” Kaloustian explained that the core committee of her organization is made up of the chairs of every Armenian organization in South Florida. “I think that with everything that has been going on in the world today, our event will send a really powerful message of unity,” Kaloustian said. “Remember all genocides are linked in some way. “For example, Hitler, right before invading Poland in 1939, justified the invasion and the ethic cleansing of the Jews by saying, ‘Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?’ That really ties our two communities together.” The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with complimentary refreshments and appetizers, followed by a brief discussion on the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust with members of both communities. Following that is a screening of the 2016 film “Denial” along with a brief candlelit prayer service afterwards including clergy members of both faiths. The movie “Denial” is based on the book, “Denial: Holocaust History on Trial,” which recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Congregation B’nai Israel is located at 2200 Yamato Road in central Boca Raton. To attend this free event, an RSVP is required. To RSVP, visit www.rememberthem.eventbrite.com. For more information about the event, call Congregation B’nai Israel at 561-241-8118 or St. David Armenian Apostolic Church at 561-994-2335.

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SNYDER’S STOUGHTON: Stoughton remembers the Holocaust – Wicked Local Stoughton

by Mark Snyder The loss of life during the Holocaust is almost unimaginable. While it is difficult to recall such tragic events, each year Jews around the world commemorate this event, so as to remind ourselves and others of what happened during those years of World War II. That special day is “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah, and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day. Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central St., Stoughton will host the solemn event as eight synagogues combine at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Ahavath Torah Congregation’s religious leader, Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, tells Snyder’s Stoughton, The Holocaust Museum in DC is a living witness to what happened in that time period. You can’t leave there without it changing you. In history, you end up having scapegoats. Jews have been scapegoats for 1,900 years. Hausman told me, Locally, this Yom HaSoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program is a long-standing community program. This program has been here all 21 years I’ve been serving in Stoughton. At least seven local synagogues participate every (year).It’s our way of commemorating the ultimate destruction of Jews and their Community by Hitler and totalitarians. This is the first time it’s been held in Stoughton. Usually it’s in Sharon. This year, it’s with us. I’m very pleased about that.” The rabbi said, “It’s a good confluence that we’re hosting this year because of what has happened in the school system over the past several months. The program hopefully will raise consciousness in town of anti-Semitism. Historically, what starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Concludes Hausman, The program is not just meant for the people of the (eight) synagogues. The doors are open to anyone who would like to attend. You don’t have to be Jewish to attend. It’s a community event. Yom HaShoah is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. It was inaugurated in 1953, anchored by a law signed by Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion. The Yom HaShoah vHaGvurah service will include candle lighting, reading of names, and testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust. For information: Linda Rudman at nanaofseven@comcast.net or 508-297-0479. RUMBLINGS AROUND TOWN STOUGHTON MAN PROMOTED IN STATE POLICE FORCE: Stoughton resident Steven Bennett was promoted to the rank of detective lieutenant with the Massachusetts State Police. He started his career with the force 31 years ago and has spent the last 14 years working in Crime Scene Services, working numerous high profile homicides. He is the husband of Mary Coulter-Bennett and father of Kendall and Mia Bennett. Congratulations! Stoughton is proud of you. A NEW 5K RUN IS COMING! The Stoughton Community Events Committee (SCEC) is offering its first annual Stoughton Day Knights 5k Run & Squire Fun Run Saturday, June 24. The Knights Run and the Squire Fun Run will be a great way to kick off Stoughton Day. Proceeds from the run, sponsored by the Stoughton Recreation Department, will benefit Stoughton’s annual Third of July Fireworks. To register: https://my.racewire.com/event/4812. STOUGHTON CENTER GETS BISTRO TABLES & CHAIRS: Have you seen the new bistro tables and chairs set up in the entry foyer of the State Theatre? They are compliments of the Friends of Stoughton Center. They have a couple of more tables and are open to suggestions as to where they might be a good fit in the Square. The Friends appreciate the support they receive from so many residents and businesses and look forward to further improvements in the Stoughton downtown. Check out the Friends of Stoughton Center Facebook page. Forrest Lindwall is president of the group. Mark Snyder, who has written more than 2,000 articles in newspapers and magazines, and published three books, is the CEO of PMPNetwork.com, the Internets entertainment superstation,andsnydersstoughton.com,local website that has recorded more than 35 million hits since the start of 2013. He also created the Stoughton News group on Facebook. Mark can be reached by fax toll-free at866-655-8234, bye-mailatsnydersstoughton2011@gmail.com, or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarkSnyderTVRadio).

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Local survivor speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Day April 24 – Canton Repository

Barbara Turkeltaub, Stark County’s oldest living Jewish Holocaust survivor, and her son, Mark, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Community Yom Ha’Shoah CANTON Barbara Turkeltaub, Stark County’soldest living Jewish Holocaust survivor, and her son, Mark, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Community Yom Ha’Shoah, or Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration. It will be held at 7 p.m. April24 at BeitHa’Am, 432 30th St. NW. Turkeltaub was a child when the Nazis attacked her hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania. She and a younger sister were givenrefuge by a Catholic conventthroughout the war. She is instrumental in the creation of the Ohio Holocaust Memoriallocated on the ground of the Statehouse. Her late husband, Joseph, also was a Holocaust survivor. Mark Turkeltaub facilitated testimonies of local survivors andAllied liberators for the Shoah Visual History Foundation. The program will include a commemorative candle-lightingceremony in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by the Nazis duringWorld War II. Students from Canton City Schools’ Summit Arts Academy also will participate.

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Local survivor speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Day April 22 … – Canton Repository

Barbara Turkeltaub, Stark County’s oldest living Jewish Holocaust survivor, and her son, Mark, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Community Yom Ha’Shoah CANTON Barbara Turkeltaub, Stark County’soldest living Jewish Holocaust survivor, and her son, Mark, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Community Yom Ha’Shoah, or Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration. It will be held at 7 p.m. April24 at BeitHa’Am, 432 30th St. NW. Turkeltaub was a child when the Nazis attacked her hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania. She and a younger sister were givenrefuge by a Catholic conventthroughout the war. She is instrumental in the creation of the Ohio Holocaust Memoriallocated on the ground of the Statehouse. Her late husband, Joseph, also was a Holocaust survivor. Mark Turkeltaub facilitated testimonies of local survivors andAllied liberators for the Shoah Visual History Foundation. The program will include a commemorative candle-lightingceremony in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by the Nazis duringWorld War II. Students from Canton City Schools’ Summit Arts Academy also will participate.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day April 24 at Kean University – NJ TODAY

The annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration at Kean University in New Jersey will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:45 PM at the universitys Wilkins Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 1000 Morris Ave., in Union. The Hon. Prof. Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will speak about Anti-semitism Then and Now. He is also the founder and chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. Other featured speakers include Bernard and Henry Schanzer, identical twins who were born in Belgium and fled to France, where they found sanctuary with righteous rescuers during the Holocaust. This event is free and open to the public, and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. To register, and obtain more information, visit www.jfedgmw.org/kean. The annual Yom HaShoah commemoration is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Kean Universitys Holocaust Resource Center.

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Jewish Federation and The Pasadena Playhouse Presents for Special Holocaust Remembrance Day Reading – Pasadena Now

In observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys and the Pasadena Playhouse are partnering for a special staged reading of Righteous, a Holocaust related play, on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Playhouse. Written by playwright Jeff Cohen, Righteous centers around Eduard Schulte, a prominent German industrialist, who was one of many German citizens who were secretly against Nazism, while his two sons were fighting in the German Army against the Russians. It was Schulte who was first to report to the west of the Nazis intention to murder all of the Jews in Europe and how they were planning to do it. Cohens play captures the essence of this unsung heros life through the eyes of his granddaughter. The Playhouse is honored to partner with the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys to honor victims of the Holocaust, says Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse. He continues, We join theaters all over the country in using the power of theater to share their stories. A program like this allows us to experience art and our history together and not just acknowledge it, but commemorate and remember the lasting impact it has had on peoples lives, explains Jason Moss, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. We sometimes forget that we can learn from the past and it is our responsibility to keep the memory of the Holocaust, both the events and the people who were impacted, alive because it shaped our world forever. This play, being read by the Jewish Federations JFed Players, is being performed in partnership with the National Jewish Theater Foundations Remembrance Readings. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting the Pasadena Playhouse box office (626.356.7529). The Pasadena Playhouse is located at39 S. El Molino Ave. To learn more about this reading, please contact the Jewish Federation (626.445.0810) or the Pasadena Playhouse (626.356.7529). The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys mission is to build community by strengthening and enhancing Jewish life. The organization does this by providing programs and services that support the needs of the Jewish community from Glendale to Rancho Cucamonga and south to Whittier, and act as the Jewish voice on issues that affect the greater Jewish community.http://www.jewishsgpv.org/ The Pasadena Playhouses mission is to enhance the lives of our community through theatrical productions, community programs and education. This year, The Pasadena Playhouse State Theater of California celebrates its Centennial Anniversary. The Pasadena Playhouse began in 1917 and was recognized by the State Legislature as the State Theater of California in 1937 for bringing national and international renown to the state as a center for dramatic art in 1937.https://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/

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Village Green Park to observe Yom Hashoah – The Island Now – Port Washington Times (registration)

Great Neck Village will host Yom Hashoah, or the Day of Remembrance, in Village Green Park on April 23, to remember the Holocaust to prevent it from happening again. The event differs from past years in that it will be a public program taking place in a Great Neck park rather than inside synagogues. The program aims to reach various communities in the village. I just hope that people will come and learn and understand the history and really try to find common ground, despite all the dissimilarities we may think we have, said Great Neck Village Mayor Pedram Bral. Yom Hashoah is a national memorial day in Israel that will be observed beginning at sundown on Sunday, April 23. It commemorates the six million Jews and millions of other civilians taken by the Nazi regime, as well as Jewish resistance. Typically a siren goes off throughout Israel, pausing all work and traffic for a moment of silence. Vigilant Fire Company will also have a siren go off for one minute. This years remembrance day comes at a time when the worlds Holocaust survivors are dying. There were about 500,000 living survivors in 2014, according to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which tracks Holocaust survivors. As of mid-2016, there were 100,000. Its going to be incumbent upon everyone else in the world to remember it, said Trustee Barton Sobel, whose father is a Holocaust survivor. If everybody forgets what happened, then its an invitation for it to happen again. Bral echoed that sentiment. Its extremely important to bring the awareness, especially to the younger people, because many people dont know much about this [the Holocaust], Bral said. And unfortunately, there are people that are Holocaust deniers. Sobel also said that he sees some similarities with events unfolding around the world, including the Syrian civil war, which has claimed between 320,000 and 470,000 lives, according to estimates. You see it happening in different countries today. You see the potential in leaders like Kim Jong-un and Bashar al-Assad, who kills his own people, Sobel said. These are things we should all be very sensitive to. The program in Village Green Park on Middle Neck Road will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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