Holocaust Survivor Day
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In honor of Holocaust Survivor Day, over 60 survivors joined together at Temple Shaarei Shalom to celebrate their resilience and strength. Survivors reunited with old friends and met new ones, they enjoyed a delicious dinner, music & dancing.
Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany), KAVOD, and Seed the Dream Foundation (https://seedthedream.org) for their partnerships.
We were pleased to be joined by elected officials Ty Penserga Boynton Beach Mayor and Gregg Weiss, Vice Mayor of Palm Beach County who presented the Holocaust Survivor Day Proclamation.
Thank you to those that joined us for this joyous day!
About Holocaust Survivor Day:
On March 6, 2021, Michael Berenbaum and Jonathan Ornstein published the following op-ed in The Jerusalem Post calling for the creation of a “Holocaust Survivor Day.” In their words, “Holocaust survivors deserve a day of joy; a day of celebration. Not a day to share with condemnation of the Nazis, but a day to celebrate their lives they built in response to the Holocaust. Survivors represent the best in all of us, the best of the human spirit. They are our treasure and our light and we must shine that light into every dark corner of our world. We call on the world to join us and celebrate the inaugural Holocaust Survivor Day on June 26th.”
For those that could not be there, you can view the recording on zoom: Click here to see this event on Vimeo.
You can also view our Facebook Live Recording.
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