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Yom HaShoah

Our Will to Live

When: Thursday, April 27, 7-8:30 pm

Where: Higgins Peabody Middle School, 85 Perkins St, Peabody, Massachusetts 01960. Parking is available at the location.

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University invites the public to take part in its annual Yom HaShoah ceremony, continuing the tradition that founders Sonia Schreiber Weitz and Harriet Wacks began over 30 years ago. With the theme “Our Will to Live,” this year’s event will feature a talk by Holocaust music scholar Mark Ludwig. Ludwig has worked tirelessly to document the music and art created by victims of the Holocaust whose promising careers were tragically silenced, but who left a rich artistic legacy and stories of courage that testify to the strength of the human spirit. Rabbi Richard Perlman will preside over the service and a candlelight procession. The Salem State Community Chorus will perform traditional songs.

At the event, the Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award will be presented to Debbie Coltin, Director of the Lappin Foundation for her work on Holocaust education and Arielle Mogolesko, a student at Marblehead High School for her commitment to social justice and antisemitism. The CHGS Community Service Award will be presented to Elisabeth Horowitz, founder of North Shore Friends of Refugees.

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When 8:30pm
Higgins Middle School
85 Perkins St, Peabody, MA 01960
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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