Remembering the Holocaust

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REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST

WHAT: Yom HaShoah, a Holocaust Remembrance Day observance

WHEN: 6:45 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way

THE SERVICE: Yom HaShoah begins with members of local Jewish congregations reading the names, locations and dates of victims' deaths during the Holocaust.

The service includes singing and the lighting of candles.

This year's observance also features the reading of a new one-act play by Lowell Greenbaum, titled Where Was the World: Politics and the Holocaust.

THE DAY: Yom HaShoah is observed during Nisan, the first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, which typically falls during March or April. The memorial was first observed in Israel in 1951.

WHAT TO WEAR: Participants are asked to wear white shirts for the service.


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