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Community Holocaust Commemoration
April 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Come out to Faneuil Hall to recognize 75 years since the liberation of concentration camps in Europe’s Second World War.
Reservoir Church Senior Pastor Steve Watson joins with Faith Leaders supporting the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, for the Greater Boston Community Holocaust Commemoration, “From Memory to Action: 75 Years of Liberation – our Charge for the Future.” Co-chairs of this event are: Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister and CEO of Old South Church of Boston, Josh Kraft, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, and Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell.
From co-chair Nancy Taylor, “This annual commemoration brings together the Jewish and broader community of Boston to honor local Holocaust survivors, hear their testimonies and pay tribute to those who were murdered during the Holocaust. It has become, and continues to be, one of our most effective vehicles for convening our community to transmit memory and ensure an enduring commitment to preserving this critical legacy. At a time when staggering numbers of young people are ignorant of this shameful chapter of history, and as we witness hatred of all kinds of the rise, this commemoration has become a powerful vehicle to counteract these troubling trends.
“This year, we plan to galvanize broader Boston-area communities using the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the New England Holocaust Memorial (NEHM), to raise awareness and stand united against antisemitism and all forms of bigotry and hatred. To ensure broad participation, we’re forming a Host Committee of civic, political, academic and religious leaders, representing all segments of our community…The program will feature a Survivor speaker and the Boston Children’s Chorus, among other elements.”
Consider joining Steve and others from Reservoir Church in being a part of this meaningful and important program. This is our opportunity to speak with one collective voice to oppose bigotry and hatred in all its forms.