April 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Posted in Press Releases | Leave a comment

To Save a Life is to Save the World: 65th Anniversary of Liberation

[Special Tribute to World War II Liberators in Attendance]

Who: Holocaust survivors and their families will participate in the ceremony and pay special tribute to about a dozen World War II liberators in attendance.  The event is free and open to the entire community.  Typically, about 700 people assemble for this event.

What: The annual community commemoration of Yom Hashoa V’Hagvura, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, recognizes Holocaust survivors and their families.  This year will focus on the 65th Anniversary of Liberation and honoring World War II veterans who risked their lives to save others.  The program is coordinated by Kol Israel Foundation, Sisterhood and Generations; and The Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland; with support from the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland.  It is co-sponsored by area agencies, organizations, congregations and individuals.

When: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 2 p.m.

Where: The Temple-Tifereth Israel, University Circle at Silver Park, 1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland

Why: Yom Hashoa V’Hagvura or Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, is often known simply as Yom Hashoa.  This day commemorates the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust.  It also marks the anniversary of the heroic Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943.  Jews around the world hold memorials and vigils, where they often light candles and read the names of families and communities who perished.



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