Rockaway Community to Remember the Holocaust on April 23

On Sunday evening, April 23, the Rockaway community will gather for a Holocaust Remembrance program in commemoration of Yom HaShoah in the Temple Beth-El Sanctuary at 201 Beach 121st Street.

Over 80 years ago, the Holocaust began, and education remains one of the vital components in dealing with hate and bias. Accordingly, the topic of the evening will be, “Antisemitism – Are Schools Doing Their Job.”

The famous author, Dr. Eli Wiesel, said, “Let us be a voice, not an echo. Let us not be bystanders but let us step forward and speak out.” In this spirit, we ask you to spread the word to your neighbors, children and grandchildren, to join the community April 23 for an evening of memory, hope and unity.

The evening will feature a very moving candle lighting ceremony, clergy remarks and a youth cantata. Three keynote speakers will highlight the program as they relate their recent encounters with antisemitism. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the event begins at 7 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by West End Temple, Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park, Rockaway Jewish Community, Jewish War Veterans and is held in accordance with the National Days of Remembrance as designated by Congress. All are welcome. Masks are optional.

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