Friday, April 29, 2011

Sunday, May 1 is Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opens at 10 a.m. on Sunday and Holocaust survivors and artifact donors will be in the galleries from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to talk to visitors. It is always a meaningful and humbling day. As you listen in the galleries you cannot help but ask yourself where does the inner strength come from to survive atrocity? How do you rebuild your life? How do you live with absence? How do you find joy? You need not wonder. Come to the Museum on Sunday and hear for yourself. Spend some time reflecting in the Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones, which has blossomed this week, in time to remind us once again how life can thrive even in the most seemingly inhospitable of places.

If you can’t get out on Sunday, you can listen to the Annual Gathering of Remembrance via live audio stream beginning at 2 p.m.

We have a wonderful concert of music from the Holocaust taking place on Wednesday, May 4. Learn more.

However you choose to observe Yom HaShoah, we hope it is a meaningful day for you.

Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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