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Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Commemoration Ceremony

This year marks 25 years since the passage of PEI’s Holocaust Memorial Day Act (1999). The PEI Jewish Community is observing Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) with a commemoration ceremony on May 5 from 2–4 pm in the Rotary Hall at the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre. 

Jewish victims of the Holocaust will be remembered with the lighting of six memorial candles, reading the names of victims, reciting the Mourners’ Prayer, and the chanting of the Prayer for the Souls of the Departed.

The keynote address is “Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witness” (Elie Wiesel): Roza Veerman-Schneider’s story, witnessed by Ilana Sofron-Clyde.

Ilana Sofron-Clyde was born in Israel and studied Literature at Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University, then pursued dance at Bat-Dor School and danced with the Bat-Dor Dance Company. Ilana later taught dance in New York and chaired the Ballet Department at Princeton University. As her dance career wound down, she started teaching Hebrew and religious studies in New Jersey. She now teaches virtually to students across North America.

All are invited and welcome to attend this free event. 

Info: info@peijc.org.

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May 5
2:00 pm
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Charlottetown Learning Library
97 Queen St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A9 Canada
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