Sunday: 27th Annual Holocaust Memorial Gathering

Holocaust Memorial Park. Photo by Boris Shekhman
Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.
Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honor’s sake.
Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.
— Hannah Szenes [source]

Here in Sheepshead Bay, we Never Forget.

The Holocaust Memorial Committee — the organization charged with overseeing Holocaust Memorial Park, New York’s only outdoor tribute to the souls who perished in the Holocaust — will be holding its 27th Annual Holocaust Memorial Gathering this Sunday, June 24, 12:00 p.m. at the park, located on Emmons Avenue and Shore Boulevard.

This year’s theme is “The Generations After: Passing The Torch.” The organization will pay tribute to Shirley Heller, former president of the Holocaust Memorial Committee, and will feature Israeli Consulate Director of Academic Affairs Joseph Spitz and March of the Living’s David Widawsky, as well as musical performances, a candle-lighting ceremony and solemn cantorial selections.

In light of the many anti-Semitic hate crimes once again plaguing our community, everyone should try to attend and, in doing so, take a stand against any manner of hatred and injustice toward our fellow human beings.

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