We are approaching the most solemn day of the year at the Museum. This Sunday, April 11 we invite visitors to come to the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust to talk with and learn from Holocaust survivors. Admission is waived on Sunday so that everyone may share this experience. Survivors will be in the galleries from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hearing their first-hand testimony is inspiring and makes us think about how fortunate we are and how much more work we as a society need to do.
If you can’t make it to the Museum, we will, for the first time ever, be streaming the Annual Gathering of Remembrance (AGR) from Temple Emanu-El. The AGR brings together more than 2,000 people, including survivors, dignitaries, and people of all ages for the city’s largest and oldest Holocaust commemoration. The audio is accessible here at 3 p.m. on Sunday. We’ve never tried something like this before, but Temple Emanu-El streams their services regularly, and we are excited to make the AGR available to so many people, especially since the event became over-subscribed more quickly than usual this year.
Wishing you a meaningful Yom HaShoah.
Taiwan visitors at the Museum last Yom HaShoah. Photo by Melanie Einzig.