On Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 4:00 pm, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta invites the community to remember the victims of the Holocaust with a Yom HaShoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance) commemoration at its beautiful Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden, one of the preeminent Holocaust Memorials in the southeast. The Besser Memorial is located at the MJCCA at 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. The program will be held rain or shine. For further information, contact Rabbi Brian Glusman,; or visit www.atlantajcc.org.
The Yom Hashoah program will include: the lighting of the torches; a special musical presentation featuring Cantor Daniel Gale from Temple Beth-El, Birmingham, AL.; and will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Jerome Legge, a Holocaust scholar and Associate Dean of UGA's School of Public and International Affairs. The Yom HaShoah Commemoration is sponsored by the Atlanta Rabbinical Association and the MJCCA.
The program is free of charge and open to the community.
Yom HaShoah (also known as “Holocaust Martyrs'” and “Heroes' Remembrance Day”) - "shoah" is Hebrew for destruction, and is another name for the Holocaust. This day commemorates the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust. At the same time, it marks the anniversary of the heroic Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943. In Israel, a morning siren sounds, stopping all activity; people stand in honor of those who died. Jews around the world hold memorials and vigils, often lighting six candles in honor of the six million Holocaust victims.
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