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Community-Wide ‘Reading of Names’ in West Hartford Will Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

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The Mandell JCC and Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut will host a community-wide ‘Reading of the Names’ on April 24 in West Hartford for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Submitted by Larah Winn, Mandell JCC

The Mandell JCC and the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) will host a Community-Wide Reading of the Names for Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, April 24, 2017. from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Chase Family Gallery at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT.

The names read are provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the Days of Remembrance, and are read aloud by volunteers including local personalities, Mandell JCC and JFACT staff and committee members, students from the Greater Hartford area, and others.

The Community-Wide Reading of the Names is presented in part with Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Honoring the Martyred Six Million, or “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah” which from Hebrew directly translates as the “Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.”

The reading of the names serves as a means to honor the victims’ memories and harsh reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust.

For more information on the Community-Wide Reading of the Names for Holocaust Remembrance Day, or to participate in the reading, contact Jessica Anchor Samuels, Event Chair, at jmanchor@aol.com or contact 860-727-5770.

The Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut is one voice for the seven Connecticut Jewish Federations, four Jewish community centers, eight Jewish Family Services and two Jewish nursing homes within the state. It serves as the government and community relations arm of the Jewish Federation system in the state, and advocates for the interests of Connecticut’s Jewish community, social services, and fostering a connection to Israel. For more information visit www.JFACT.org.

The Mandell Jewish Community Center is open to everyone and supported by funds raised by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a recipient of funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, a member of the JCC Association of North America. Programs subject to change. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook, Twitter and www.mandelljcc.org.

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