Holocaust survivors to speak in Palm Beach County for Holocaust Remembrance Day

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Sunday evening begins a series of events that will be held during ten days in Palm Beach County for Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The series, presented by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, will commemorate the victims and honor survivors and heroes.

Starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, an event is being held at The Tradition of the Palm Beaches, at the corner of Haverhill Road and Loring Drive in West Palm Beach.  Holocaust survivors will speak at the event, which includes an interfaith ceremony and talks by government and community leaders.

For 24 hours on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jewish organizations across Palm Beach County will read the names of Holocaust victims.  Each reading is for an hour at a time.

Events continue through Israel’s Independence Day, May 6th.

At every event from Holocaust Remembrance Day, also called Yom Ha’Shoa, through Yom Ha’Atzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day, attendees will be entered for a special prize. 

There will be a drawing for a flight voucher and experience in Israel through Jewish Federation.

“Our goal is to unite Jews throughout Palm Beach County and provide everyone an opportunity to connect with Israel and their Jewish heritage,” said David Phillips, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. “It’s a time to celebrate life, remember those we have lost, and embrace Jewish culture.”

A full list of events for the week can be found at the website for Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County .

For more information, visit http://jewishpalmbeach.org or call 561-478-0700.

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