08/25/2017

Kol Israel Fall Memorial to Remember Six Million Jews Who Perished in the Holocaust

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During the Jewish High Holy Days, the Kol Israel Foundation and Jewish Federation of Cleveland will honor and commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The 56th annual Fall Memorial Service will be on Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm at Zion Memorial Park (5461 Northfield Road, Bedford Heights). The service will be held in front of the Holocaust Memorial Monument, which was built by Kol Israel members and dedicated in 1961.

This is an especially important year for the Kol Israel Foundation’s Monument as they dedicate a Historical Marker awarded by the Ohio History Connection. The Monument is the first of its kind in the nation.

“We want to carry on the legacy of those who perished in the Holocaust and make sure it is never forgotten,” said Mark Frank, who joins Avi Goldman as Event Co-Chairs. “The Monument is a special place for many survivors; there aren't that many left, and every day there are less. Many of them are buried here. It's emotional.”

All are welcome to attend the dedication and memorial service, which will be officiated by Rabbi Richard A. Block of The Temple-Tifereth Israel.

No registration is required to attend. For more information, please contact Debbie Klein at dklein@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2834.


About the Jewish Federation of Cleveland:
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is a 110+ year old community cornerstone that aspires to leave no community member behind. Rooted in traditional Jewish values of justice (tzedek), repairing the world (tikkun olam), acts of loving kindness (gemilut hesed), and Jewish peoplehood (klal yisrael), we commit our values into action every day. By honoring and respecting those who have come before us, and paving the way for those who will come after, we exist to build a better world and care for those who share it. We are the only Jewish organization that considers the needs of our community as a whole and plans for its future.

About the Kol Israel Foundation:
THE KOL ISRAEL FOUNDATION HONORS THE LIVES OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS, AND ENGAGES THEIR DESCENDANTS, FAMILIES, AND SUPPORTERS TO PRESERVE THE LEGACIES AND LESSIONS OF THE HOLOCAUST.
Established in 1959, the Kol Israel Foundation provides meaningful and empowering Holocaust educational programs that serve to identify the dangers of intolerance and bigotry. These are free of charge and are available to all schools and community institutions. The Kol Israel Foundation supports the Holocaust Memorial Monument located at Zion Memorial Park in Bedford Heights Ohio. This Monument was created by local Holocaust Survivors in memory of the 6 million victims killed by the Nazis. The Monument is being dedicated with a historical marker awarded by the Ohio History Connection as the first of its kind in the country.


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