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2014 Maryland Yom HaShoah 4/27

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, 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 and dignitaries from the White House and Embassy of Israel joined our community in remembering the Holocaust on this solemn day.

The Maryland Community-Wide Yom HaShoah commemoration was held at B'nai Israel Congregation in Rockville. The evening included Montgomery College's Portraits of Life art exhibit, a memorial to the destroyed communities of Europe, a multi-generational memorial candle lighting, Kaddish, and a touching performance by The Remembrance Quartet whose members include a Holocaust survivor. Holocaust Survivors in our community read poetry and passages from books written by loved ones. There was a memorial tribute to Herman Taube, z"l, who passed away at 96 years old and who had been involved with Yom HaShoah commemorations for over 40 years. Keynote remarks were provided by Holocaust survivor, Nesse Godin, who has dedicated her life to remembering and telling the world what hatred can do.

Photos taken by Stephanie Archie of Anthony Marill Photography.


Viewing Portraits of Life Art Exhibit
Viewing Portraits of Life Art Exhibit

Viewing Portraits of Life Art Exhibit
Viewing Portraits of Life Art Exhibit

Viewing Portraits of Life Art Exhibit
Viewing Portraits of Life Art Exhibit

Viewing Portraits of Life Art Exhibit
Viewing Portraits of Life Art Exhibit

Keynote Speaker Nesse Godin & Family
Keynote Speaker Nesse Godin & Family

Lt Governor Anthony Brown
Lt Governor Anthony Brown

Ron Halber, Nesse Godin, and Lt. Gov Anthony Brown
Ron Halber, Nesse Godin, and Lt. Gov Anthony Brown

Attorney General Doug Gansler
Attorney General Doug Gansler

Council Member Nancy Floreen, Ron Halber, Att. Gen Doug Gansler
Council Member Nancy Floreen, Ron Halber, Att. Gen Doug Gansler

Delegate Bonnie Cullison
Delegate Bonnie Cullison

Unto Every Person There is a Name
Unto Every Person There is a Name

Marsha Tischler
Marsha Tischler

Steve Rakitt
Steve Rakitt

Kamal Cohen
Kamal Cohen

Dignitaries at Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Dignitaries at Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Nesse Godin and Ron Paul, MD
Nesse Godin and Ron Paul, MD

Rabbi Schnitzer's Opening Remarks
Rabbi Schnitzer's Opening Remarks

Remembrance Quartet
Remembrance Quartet

Dignitaries Participating in Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Dignitaries Participating in Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks

Candle Lighting
Candle Lighting

Candle Lighters
Candle Lighters

Candle Lighters
Candle Lighters

Candle Lighters
Candle Lighters

Candle Lighter
Candle Lighter

Candle Lighters
Candle Lighters

Holocaust Survivors
Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust Survivors
Holocaust Survivors

B'nai Israel President Andrew Schechter
B'nai Israel President Andrew Schechter

Claude Kacser
Claude Kacser

Cantor Josh Perlman and Cantor Ilana Wolpert
Cantor Josh Perlman and Cantor Ilana Wolpert

JCRC President Joe Sandler
JCRC President Joe Sandler

Nesse Godin Delivery Keynote Address
Nesse Godin Delivery Keynote Address

Nesse Godin Keynote Address
Nesse Godin Keynote Address

Nesse Godin Keynote Address
Nesse Godin Keynote Address

Community Commemoration
Community Commemoration

Community Commemoration
Community Commemoration

Community Commemoration
Community Commemoration

Myron Taube reading his father's poem
Myron Taube reading his father's poem

Louise Lawrence-Israels
Louise Lawrence-Israels

Children of Survivors
Children of Survivors

Arielle Poleg
Arielle Poleg

Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors
Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust Commemoration
Holocaust Commemoration

Ron Halber and County Executive Ike Leggett
Ron Halber and County Executive Ike Leggett

Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer & Robert Hines
Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer & Robert Hines

Hatikvah
Hatikvah

Leslie Kaplan, Pnina Agenyahu and Vivan Bass
Leslie Kaplan, Pnina Agenyahu and Vivan Bass

Md Yom Hashoah 34
Md Yom Hashoah 34

County Executive Ike Leggett
County Executive Ike Leggett

Jeremy Kay and Marilyn Bargteil
Jeremy Kay and Marilyn Bargteil

Community Members
Community Members

Barry and Kamal Cohen, and Sylvia Rozines
Barry and Kamal Cohen, and Sylvia Rozines


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