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Yom Hashoah: Standing Together in Remembrance

Voices of Hope and its partners will host of series on events in the West Hartford area in memory of the six million souls who were murdered during the Shoah (Holocaust).

Today, with anti-Jewish tensions on a steep rise, it is crucial for us to unite as a community fostering widespread understanding of the Holocaust’s significance, while also educating about the perils of escalating antisemitism and bigotry. Holocaust education can be used a as tool to defeat hate.

Please register for these events at the Voices of Hope website or the following link: 

  • Voices of Hope and the Mandell JCC, will showcase the “Portraits of Survival Exhibit,” featuring photographs of local Holocaust survivors captured by Lena Stein, from May 1 to May 24 in the Mandell JCC Chase Family Gallery located at 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT.
  • On Thursday, May 16, the Mandell JCC will screen the film “999: The Forgotten Girls” as part of the Hartford Jewish Film Festival and  co-sponsored by Cambridge Insurance Advisors, the families of Peter Fishman, Adele Jacobs and Alan Lazowski. It reveals the hidden story of 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were registered to work in a supposed shoe factory and instead were sent to Auschwitz. Guests are welcome to visit the “Portraits of Survival Exhibit” and a dessert reception following the movie.
  • The 42nd Annual State of Connecticut Holocaust Commemoration willl be held on Friday, May 3, in the Senate Chambers of the CT State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave. in Hartford, 10 a.m. to noon. Following the commemoration, there will be a lunch provided for Holocaust Survivors, program participants, and elected officials. This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation Association of CT.
  • On May 5 at 2 p.m., Voices of Hope and the Mandell JCC invite you to join the Yom HaShoah Commemoration at the West Hartford Conference Center (Town Hall) located at 50 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT. Our keynote speaker, Shiri Sandler, will deliver an address. The reading of the names of of those who perished and departing survivors will begin at 1:30 p.m.
  • The public is invited to stop by, light a candle, and join us in honoring the memory of the six million who perished during the Holocaust on Monday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the Community-wide Reading of the Names at The Mandell JCC located at 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT.
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