By Colin Muscat
(AJNews) – The Holocaust Education Committee of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton would like to invite you to join to a virtual Yom HaShoah Commemoration on Thursday April 8 at 7:00 pm.
As the pandemic of 2020 spills over into 2021, we find ourselves facing yet another important community event that must be modified to meet the necessities of public health restrictions. We have partnered with Jared Paull and Reel Mensch Productions inc. to produce a unique and distinctly Edmonton-centred production.
This year’s commemoration is titled “Legacy: Keeping the Flame Alive.” It will feature Holocaust Survivors from our community and their families. It will explore the responsibility of our younger generations to carry forth the legacy of those who survived the Holocaust. We have worked hard to bring you a meaningful and engaging production that intertwines original content with our traditional Yom HaShoah ceremony. While this year’s commemoration will be virtual, we hope that everyone viewing it at the same moment in time will bring us a sense of experiencing it together as a community.