Baltimore Jewish Community Commemorates Holocaust & Life of Elie Wiesel at Annual Yom HaShoah Ceremony

By BJLife Newsroom
Posted on 04/20/17

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 20, 2017 - On Sunday, April 23, over 250 Holocaust survivors, community members and legislators will join together in the Offit Auditoriumat Beth El Congregation of Baltimore to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the life and legacy of Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel, a Jewish writer, activist, and Nobel Laureate was deported to Auschwitz at fifteen years old. His experiences during the Holocaust, as noted in his memoir Night, have been used as a Holocaust education resource for students around the world. The program will mark the accomplishments and legacy of Wiesel, who passed away in July of 2016.

This annual event, hosted by the Baltimore Jewish, will begin with a private reception for Holocaust survivors and their families. The reception will be followed by a general program from 5:00 -6:30 p.m. and will feature remarks from Senator Ben Cardin, an award ceremony for supporters of Holocaust education, a candle lighting ceremony for families of Holocaust survivors, a tribute to Elie Wiesel, and a Kaddish for the six million lives lost during the Holocaust.

No R.S.V.P. is needed to attend. The program is free of charge.

WHAT: Commemoration of the Holocaust by the Baltimore Jewish Community, including survivors

WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue