Holocaust Memorial Center hosts annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Day

The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host its annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Day on Sunday, April 19.

Events will begin at noon with the project "Unto Every Person There Is A Name." Volunteers from the Holocaust Memorial Center will read aloud some of the names of those whose lives were taken in the Holocaust.

The formal Yom HaShoah program starts at 1 p.m. with the Posting of the Colors by members of the Jewish War Veterans, Department of Michigan followed by a memorial commemoration led by Rabbi Aaron Bergman, Hazzan Daniel Gross of Adat Shalom Synagogue and pianist Martin Mandelbaum.

Other features from the Yom HaShoah program include:

- Erna Gorman will offer greetings on behalf of the Hidden Children and Child Survivors Association of Michigan. Charles Silow will deliver special greetings on behalf of C.H.A.I.M. (Children of Holocaust-Survivors Association of Michigan) and the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families.

- David Karp, child of Holocaust survivors, will offer reflections on the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.

- Continuing a tradition begun more than a decade ago, Shari Ferber Kaufman will share her thoughts and her reflections.

- Anchor Bay High School R.O.T.C. will act as Honor Guard.

All who wish to kindle personal Yahrtzeit candles are invited to do so in the museum at the Eternal Flame following the formal program.

Complimentary valet parking will be available and admission will be waived for the day thanks to the generosity of MASCO Corporation Foundation.

This year's event is presented in cooperation with The Shaarit Haplaytah Organization, C.H.A.I.M. (Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Michigan) and Hidden Children and Child Survivors Association of Michigan, and the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families. Generous support was received from the Marsha and Harry Eisenberg Family; the Robin and Leo Eisenberg Family; The Karp Family; Shari (Ferber) and Alon Kaufman; Lisa and Gary Shiffman; Judy and George (z"l) Vine; Lori and Steven Weisberg; and Lori and Alan Zekelman.

The Holocaust Memorial Center is located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills. For additional information on the Holocaust Memorial Center, visit www.holocaustcenter.org.

Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015