The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills will host its citywide annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Day on Sunday, April 7, beginning at noon with the project “Unto Every Person There Is A Name.”
Volunteers from both the Great Lakes Region B’nai B’rith and the Holocaust Memorial Center will share the reading aloud of the names of some of those whose lives were taken in the Holocaust.
The formal program starts at 1 p.m. with the Posting of the Colors by members of the Jewish War Veterans, United States of America. An original Kaddish as a responsive reading led by Holocaust Memorial Center Executive Director Stephen M. Goldman, and the traditional candle lighting led by Holocaust survivor Michael Weiss of Oak Park, a member of Shaarit Haplaytah, follows. Holocaust Memorial Center Past President Alan Zekelman will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon.
Speakers will include Dr. Rene Lichtman, on behalf of the Hidden Children and Child Survivors Association of Michigan, and Dr. Charles Silow, on behalf of CHAIM –Children of Holocaust-survivors Association of Michigan and Shari Ferber Kaufman.
All who wish to kindle personal Yahrtzeit candles are invited to do so in the museum at the Eternal Flame directly across the hall from the auditorium following the formal program.
Complimentary valet parking will be available beginning at 12:15 p.m. and admission will be waived for that day. Donations are always appreciated.
At 4 p.m., “I Believe – A Shoah Requiem”, composed by Adat Shalom Cantor Daniel Gross, will be live-streamed from Orchestra Hall in downtown Detroit. Parking and admission for this event are free. Seating is limited and on a first come, first seated basis.
For more information, contact Selma Silverman at 248-553-2400, ext. 12.
Source: Holocaust Memorial Center press release