Tonight and tomorrow, Jews around the world will observe, Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This annual day of remembrance designates sacred time devoted to recalling the horrors of the past as a means to shape the present and the future.
We must never forget that the atrocities of the Nazis demanded a complicit society. We must never forget that the horrors of the Holocaust were rooted in fear, intolerance and hate. The slogan, “Never Again,” can only be realized if the entire world is committed to overcoming the voices which perpetuate and promulgate hateful rhetoric in society at large.
In the spirit of committing ourselves to the slogan, “Never Again,” we will gather at HCRJ on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 to learn from the Reverend Joel Goza to discuss his recently-released book, America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics. This presentation will help us seek ways to address some of the ongoing forces of hate and intolerance which continue to fester in society.
If you are seeking a more traditional observation of Yom HaShoah, there will be a City-Wide observance at Congregation Beth Yeshurun on Sunday afternoon, May 5 from 3:00 – 5:00. During this annual commemoration, we will mourn the loss of all who perished, honor those who survived and come together as a community to remember and reflect. To live stream this event, please visit here.