On Friday, April 25, at 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Shalom will host a Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Community Service in our sanctuary.
Yom Hashoah—the day of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust has become a day commemorated by both Jewish and non-Jewish communities and individuals worldwide. In the United States, Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day that has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding Americans what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred, and indifference go unchecked. The United States Holocaust Memorial Council, created by an act of Congress in 1980, was mandated to lead the nation in civic commemorations and to encourage appropriate Remembrance observances throughout the country. In our community of Hudson, we at Temple Beth Shalom believe that coming together at this time will help to build bridges of mutual respect and trust, which is so important now. We have invited the clergy and congregations from the local churches to join us at this service. The ministers have been asked to give a benediction to close the service.
We also are honored to have a survivor join us who will speak about his life experience during the service. After the service, everyone will be invited to our Social Hall for light refreshments and conversation. We believe it will be a very moving experience for all. Temple Brotherhood, the sponsor of this service, encourages all TBS members to attend this important service.