Yom HaShoah: A Community Commemoration
“rather in every generation they try to destroy us”
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), an interfaith Holocaust remembrance program, “rather in every generation they try to destroy us”
will be presented on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 2:30 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, state sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators from 1933 to 1945.
The program will commemorate the death of individuals from the Holocaust as well as the continuing anti-Semitic murders of Jewish individuals simply based upon their religion. In addition to the commemoration, we will present a video entitled “Surviving the Holocaust” which recounts the experiences of Irene Fogel Weiss a Holocaust survivor and educator.
The Holocaust, lead to the extermination of about 13 million souls of which six million were Jewish and another six million who simply did not conform to the ideals of the ruling leaders. The events of the Holocaust truly left a tremendous impact on all of humanity but at time passes memories fade.
As we watch the world today it is imperative that society regularly revisits these events and refreshes our memories and thoughts about society’s core values. It is most unfortunate that even today just as has existed from the time of Moses, there are still those who seek to persecute and destroy those who “are different”.
The program is free and open to the public.
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:30 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, Congregation Ahavath Achim (903.561.4284).