April 7, 2013 Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

April 7, 2013 Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration

A Cinematic Tribute to the Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona

Sunday April 7, 2013
2:00 Commemoration
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 East River Road

Free and open to the public

For more information, contact Bryan Davis at bdavis@jfsa.org or 577-9393, ext. 124

• Survivors’ processional and candle lighting
• Testimonial film footage of Holocaust Survivors in Southern Arizona
   from across four decades
• Reception hosted by the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies to follow

Visiting Scholar Howard Schwartz will be giving the invocation at the Yom HaShoah commemoration.

From the AZ Jewish Post March 22, 2013

The annual community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Coalition for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, will be held Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

This year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is celebrating 20 years since opening its doors. As part of its yearlong slate of programs to recognize this anniversary, the museum will be honoring Holocaust survivors for all that they have done to forward its mission. “We are following USHMM in honoring Holocaust survivors for their invaluable contributions to work in the areas of Holocaust education and remembrance across Southern Arizona with a cinematic tribute at our annual Yom HaShoah commemoration,” says Bryan Davis, director of the JCRC and the Holocaust Education and Commemoration Project at the JFSA.

The program will include four decades’ worth of newly digitized footage of Holocaust survivors providing testimony of their experiences during the Holocaust. “The centerpiece of the program,” says Davis, “will be a montage of recently filmed interview material with survivors reflecting on their earliest recollections of anti-Semitism, their most searing memories of the Shoah and their hopes for the future of Holocaust remembrance.”

Holocaust Education Task Force Coalition for Jewish Education Jewish Community Relations Council

Funding for Holocaust Remembrance programming made possible in part by support

Ruthann Pozez, the Marion and Gerald Gendell Holocaust Remembrance Fund
and The Message of Hope Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

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