04/06/2015

Yom Hashoah Remembers the Holocaust & Heroism

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CLEVELAND – 1,100 Holocaust survivors call Cleveland home. Join our community as we honor these survivors and remember those who perished in the Holocaust at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Kol Israel Foundation’s Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah on Wednesday, April 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Green Road Synagogue, 2437 S. Green Road in Beachwood. This annual event is free and open to the public.

Guests will witness a moving ceremony where six of Cleveland’s Holocaust survivors and their families will light memorial candles to remember those who perished. A seventh candle will be lit by a World War II veteran and liberator, and an eighth candle will be lit to represent “Righteous among the nations.” Children will also participate in a “March of the Generations,” to signify that Jewish life after the Holocaust continues.

Additionally, a Holocaust Education video will premiere at the commemoration. The video explains the importance of Holocaust curriculum in our schools and across all faiths. As part of the Holocaust education curriculum, local schools entered the Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah Creative Arts Contest, where students were invited to create original written and visual arts pieces to incorporate this year’s theme, “70th Anniversary of the Liberation: Keeping the Memory Alive.”

The 2015 Creative Arts Contest winners are:

Visual Arts – Middle School

Lauren Matasar, 8th Grade (Gross Schechter Day School)

1st Place – Lauren Matasar, 8th Grade (Gross Schechter Day School)
2nd Place – Orly Einhorn, 8th Grade (Gross Schechter Day School)
3rd Place – Hailey Weisman, 6th Grade (The Temple-Tifereth Israel)

Hannah Levitin, 10th Grade (Fuchs Mizrachi School)

Visual Arts – High School

1st Place – Hannah Levitin, 10th Grade (Fuchs Mizrachi School)
2nd Place – Mollie Goldman, 9th Grade (Beachwood High School)
3rd Place – Coralin Li, 9th Grade (Hathaway Brown School)

Creative Writing Winners – Middle School

1st Place – Adam Kahn, 7th Grade (Gross Schechter Day School)
2nd Place – Valerie Zborovsky, 6th Grade (Gross Schechter Day School)
3rd Place – Dylan Sussman, 7th Grade (Gross Schechter Day School)

Creative Writing Winners – High School

1st Place – Jane Rader, 10th Grade (James A. Garfield High School)
2nd Place – Madison Jackson, 12th Grade (Solon High School)
3rd Place – Michaela Paroff, 10th Grade (James A. Garfield High School

For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.jewishcleveland.org, email yomhashoah@jcfcleve.org or call 216-593-2834.


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