The 2012 Twin Cities Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Beth Jacob Congregation, 1179 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights.
The commemoration will reflect the theme, “Unsilenced: Jewish and GLBT Voices of the Holocaust,” and feature OVation, the performance choir of One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s GLBT Chorus; with a special performance by Minnesota Orchestra Associate Principal Cellist Janet Horvath.
Holocaust survivors are invited to light candles in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, assisted by members of Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota (CHAIM).
The commemoration is free and open to the public. For information, contact the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) at 612-338-7816 or: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the commemoration, the JCRC’s Tolerance Minnesota program is presenting Survivors: A Transfer of Memories, an exhibit by photographer David Sherman that is on display at Sholom West. Each of the 29 portraits (some featuring more than one survivor) is accompanied by caption panels written by Lili Chester.
The exhibit is open to the public, though guests will need to check in at the front desk. The portraits will move to Sholom East in July.
For information on the exhibit, visit: bit.ly/MN-Survivors.
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