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Yom Hashoah Calendar of Events

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Danbury – Yom HaShoah remembrance with guest speaker Ralph Falkenstein of Danbury, who is the son of Holocaust survivors; musical presentation by the UJC Adult Choir; observance will streamed live; 7:30 p.m.; United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Ave., (203) 748-3355, unitedjewishcenter.org.

Manchester – Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Program; guest speaker Barbara Bergen, author of the soon-be-published book Adjusting the Sails, will discuss the experiences of her father, Holoaust survivor Martin Weigen; 7 p.m. (during services); Beth Sholom B’nai Israel, 400 East Middle Tpke., (860) 643-9563. FREE

Simsbury – Holocaust Remembrance Day annual 24-hour continuous reading of the names of victims of the Shoah in front of Eno Hall; begins 6:50 p.m. and runs through Apr. 12, 7 p.m.) to join the reading contact Michael Bonchick, (860) 709-4383; sponsored by Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Fairfield – Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service with guest speaker Esther Geizhals, survivor of Auschwitz & Bergen-Belsen; co-sponsored by the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and Campus Ministry of Fairfield University; 4:30 p.m.; at Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola. (203) 254-4000 x2066; Tickets: (203) 254-4010. $15

Simsbury – Holocaust Remembrance Day annual 24-hour continuous reading of the names of victims of the Shoah in front of Eno Hall; (Reading begins Apr 11, 6:50 p.m. and runs through Apr. 12, 7 p.m.) to join the reading contact Michael Bonchick, (860) 709-4383; sponsored by Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

South Windsor – Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Services; worshippers will honor a Holocaust victim by placing a name given to you into a sanctuary wall; 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Hillel, (860) 282-8466, admin2tbhsw.org.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16

West Hartford – Symposium: “75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,” a symposium with speakers Samantha Basking, prof. of art history at Cleveland State University and author of The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture; and Avinoam Patt, director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization and prof., Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies of the University of Hartford, who will lecture on “The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising;” 7 p.m.; in the Greenberg Center’s Millie and Irving Bercowetz Research Library; (860) 768-4964, mgcjs@hartford.edu.

West Hartford – Yom HaShoah Reading of the Names; honor the memory of the six million victims of the Holocaust by reading the names of the victims; sign up for a 10-minute shift; 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; hosted by Voices of Hope at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave.; jmanchor@aol.com.

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