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East Valley Yom Hashoah Commemoration
May 2, 2019
The Center for Holocaust Education and Human Dignity of the East Valley Jewish Community Center will host a daylong program commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Registration is required for all programs. All programs are free except for the guided tour, which includes a kosher lunch. For more details, visit evjcc.org/yom-hashoah-2019
The programs include:
Self-guided tours of “Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto,” an exhibit created by the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University that tells the story of young people in the Jewish ghetto of Bedzin, Poland, before, during and after the Holocaust.
A guided tour of the exhibit led by Bjorn Krondorfer, director of the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University,followed by a kosher lunch. The cost is $14, which includes a kosher lunch following the tour. Reservations are required by April 29.0
Screening of “Shalom Italia, a documentary that tells the story of three Italian Jewish brothers who set off on a journey through Tuscany, in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis.
A workshop for teachers led by Bjorn Krondorfer, director of the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University, which includes a tour of the exhibit and a discussion about how to approach stories from the Holocaust with students. The program is geared toward teachers who teach high school or college students.
A Yom Hashoah ceremony that includes the procession of survivors and their descendants and a candle-lighting ceremony; a presentation by Holocaust survivor Marion Weinzweig, author of “Lonely Chameleon”; a presentation by Bjorn Krondorfer, who will share his story about finding out as an adult that his father was a German soldier at a slave labor camp in Poland; and reading of names, Mourner’s Kaddish, El Maleh Rachamim led by Rabbi Michael Beyo.
Partners include: The Martin-Springer Institute of Northern Arizona University, Temple Emanuel of Tempe, Temple Beth Shalom of the East Valley and the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation.
For more details, visit evjcc.org/yom-hashoah-2019