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Maryland Yom Hashoah 2013

On Sunday, April 7, 2013, the JCRC continued its decades long tradition of hosting annual, community-wide observance of Yom Ha'Shoah The Greater Washington community celebrated the enduring faith of those who survived the Holocaust and remembered and mourned those who were murdered. Survivors spoke and were honored, victims' names were read as part of B'nai B'rith's Unto Every Person There is a Name program, and the community pledged to continue prioritizing remembrance. Elected officials joined our community in remembering the Holocaust on this solemn day.

The Maryland Community-Wide Yom HaShoah commemoration was held at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac. The evening included a community artifact exhibit, artwork, and a memorial to the destroyed communities of Europe. The commemoration featured a multi-generational memorial candle lighting, Kaddish, and a touching performance by Kol Sasson, University of Maryland's Jewish a capella group. Holocaust Survivors in our community read original poetry, including 95-year-old Herman Taube who presented an original Yiddish poem for the 45th time at the annual Holocaust commemoration. Keynote remarks were provided by Dr. Walter Reich, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics, and Human Behavior at the George Washington University.

Photos taken by Anthony Marill


Yizkor -- Remember
Yizkor -- Remember

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown reads names of Holocaust victims
Lt. Governor Anthony Brown reads names of Holocaust victims

Attorney General Doug Gansler Reads Names of Victims
Attorney General Doug Gansler Reads Names of Victims

Howard County Exec. Ken Ulman reads names of Holocaust victims
Howard County Exec. Ken Ulman reads names of Holocaust victims

Federation CEO Steve Rakitt and Lt. Gov Anthony Brown
Federation CEO Steve Rakitt and Lt. Gov Anthony Brown

Montgomery Co Exec. Ike Leggett reads names of Holocaust victims
Montgomery Co Exec. Ike Leggett reads names of Holocaust victims

Community members participate in the Remember a Child program
Community members participate in the Remember a Child program

Remember a Child Participant reads names
Remember a Child Participant reads names

Sonia Beekman participates in Unto Every Person there is a Name
Sonia Beekman participates in Unto Every Person there is a Name

Claude Kacser participates in Unto Every Person There is a Name
Claude Kacser participates in Unto Every Person There is a Name

Survivor, Nesse Godin Reads the Pledge of Survivors
Survivor, Nesse Godin Reads the Pledge of Survivors

Herman Taube, Survivor, aged 95, Reads Yiddish Poem he wrote
Herman Taube, Survivor, aged 95, Reads Yiddish Poem he wrote

Survivor Edith Cord Reads Poem She Wrote Upon Reaching Freedom
Survivor Edith Cord Reads Poem She Wrote Upon Reaching Freedom

Dr. Walter Reich, Our Keynote Speaker
Dr. Walter Reich, Our Keynote Speaker

JCRC President Joe Sandler
JCRC President Joe Sandler

Three Generations Remember
Three Generations Remember

A Survivor, Accompanied By Family, Lights Candle
A Survivor, Accompanied By Family, Lights Candle

William Eisner lighting memorial candle
William Eisner lighting memorial candle

Halina Peabody lighting memorial candle
Halina Peabody lighting memorial candle

Memorial Candle Lighters
Memorial Candle Lighters

Fred Traum lighting memorial candle
Fred Traum lighting memorial candle

Fred Traum and family lighting memorial candle
Fred Traum and family lighting memorial candle

Manya Friedman Lighting memorial candle
Manya Friedman Lighting memorial candle

Holocaust Survivor Sylvia Rozines and her son Greg
Holocaust Survivor Sylvia Rozines and her son Greg

Local Rabbis and Herman Taube Recite Kaddish For Victims
Local Rabbis and Herman Taube Recite Kaddish For Victims

Kol Sasson, U. Maryland's A Capella Group, Sing Hatikvah
Kol Sasson, U. Maryland's A Capella Group, Sing Hatikvah

Anita Epstein And Fellow Survivors
Anita Epstein And Fellow Survivors

Attendees Peruse Program
Attendees Peruse Program

Elected Officials remember the Holocaust
Elected Officials remember the Holocaust

Survivor service attendees
Survivor service attendees

Fred Shapiro speaking with Lt Gov Brown
Fred Shapiro speaking with Lt Gov Brown

Attendee viewing Memorial to Destroyed Communities Exhibit
Attendee viewing Memorial to Destroyed Communities Exhibit

Attendee viewing community artifact exhibits
Attendee viewing community artifact exhibits

Attendees viewing community artifact exhibits
Attendees viewing community artifact exhibits


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