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An Interfaith Remembrance


            In commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), an interfaith Holocaust remembrance program, “From Ashes . . . to Life” will be presented on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3501 S. Donnybrook, Tyler, Texas.  The program is designed to remember and honor victims and survivors of the Holocaust--the systematic, bureaucratic, state sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators from 1933 to 1945.


            Guest speakers include the Honorable Barbara Bass, Mayor of the City of Tyler, Rev. Doug Anderson, Pastor, Rose Heights Church; Mrs. Ginger Brandt, Family Ministry and Rev. Coffee-Prose, Associate Minister, Youth, First Christian Church;  Father Hank Lanik, Chancellor, Catholic Diocese of Tyler; Rabbi Alan Learner, Congregation Ahavath Achim, and Ronald Beals, M.D.  Mayor Bass will issue a proclamation declaring April 7—14, 2013 as the Days of Remembrance in memory of the victims, survivors and rescuers of the Holocaust.  Biographical sketches of victims and survivors from the fields of theology, music, art, literature, science and medicine will be presented by the above-mentioned area ministers and lay leaders. Michael E. Eidenmuller, Ph.D., author and professor at The University of Texas at Tyler, will also be a presenter.   


            The commemoration program is free and open to the public.  Date:  Sunday, April 7, 2013.  Time:  2:00 p.m.  Place: Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3501 S.Donnybrook, Tyler, Texas.


            If you would like more information about this event, please call Dr. Ron Beals (903.561.6274); Rabbi Alan Learner or Dee Wapner, Congregation Ahavath Achim (903.561.4284); Rev. Fester Coffee-Prose or Mrs. Ginger Brandt, First Christian Church (903.561.8138); Father Hank Lanik, Catholic Diocese of Tyler (903.534.1077); or Rev. Doug Anderson, Rose Heights Church (903.566.2080).

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