Yom HaShoah to Be Commemorated at Local Events


Beth El Congregation will be hosting this year’s Baltimore-area Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, event on Sunday, a tribute to Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and well-known author who died in July 2016.

The event will include writings, photos and videos from Wiesel, along with selections of his favorite music performed by HaZamir Baltimore Choir and David Madoff, a flutist. The main program run from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a reception beforehand for Holocaust survivors and their families starting at 3 p.m.

In Howard County, the annual service, “Rescue, Remembrance and Responsibility,” will be also on Sunday at Beth Shalom Congregation, starting at 6:30 p.m. The beginning of the program will feature a number of artifacts from the Holocaust, including photos, clothing and other mementos contributed by Howard County community members.

The following commemoration service will include music, songs, interfaith readings and moments of remembrance and prayer. Jacqueline Mendels Birn, a child survivor and speaker for the U.S. Holocaust Museum, will play the cello at the memorial candle lighting.

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