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Voices of Hope Hosting Descendants of the Shoah Conference in West Hartford

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The daylong conference that includes multiple workshops will be held at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford on Sept. 11, 2022.

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On Sept. 11, 2022, Voices of Hope is hosting its second New England Descendants of the Shoah Conference.

The daylong conference, which runs from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. for Holocaust survivors, descendants and the general community. It will be held at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford in partnership with ADL CT, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, The Jewish Community Foundation, The Jewish Historical Society, the Mandell JCC,  the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford and UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.

The conference will include two hour-long sessions in the morning and one hour-long afternoon session. There will be several authors, educators and descendants from the community leading the sessions. Books will be available for sale by conference presenters.

Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided (laws of Kashrut observed).  

The program will conclude with a concert titled “Trampled Manuscripts: The Lost Klezmer Music of the An-ski Expeditions” performed by the Bivolița Klezmer Trio (Bee-vo-lee-tsa) from Hamden, CT. The concert is co-sponsored by the Klezmer Institute and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut. Organizers are thankful to the Puffin Foundation for their support of this concert.

The conference is an opportunity to raise consciousness about Holocaust history, personal experiences, and the continuity of remembrance. Through insightful dialogue, conversation and discussion, participants will connect with their past by honoring and acknowledging those who perished, while providing support to inspire our descendants and the community at large to never forget.

To register, see the schedule for the day, learn about the speakers and see a description of the sessions, please do so here.

For questions or more information, please contact Voices of Hope at 860-470-5591 or at [email protected].

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