Two Holocaust remembrance programs will be held April 24 in Wilmington.
A memorial service commemorating Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Day of Remembrance, will be at noon April 24 in Freedom Plaza, 850 N. French St., Wilmington, at the Holocaust Memorial sculpture. This event is sponsored by the Delaware Rabbinical and Cantor’s Association, the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center and Jewish Federation of Delaware.
Delaware’s communitywide commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Day of Remembrance, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Siegel Jewish Community Center, 101 Garden of Eden Road, Wilmington. This year’s theme is “In Their Own Words – Why I teach about the Holocaust.” Guest speakers will be Nancy Wessels Robins, retired high school English department chairwoman in Downingtown, Pennsylvania; and Colbe Klein, teacher with the social studies department at Salesianum School. This program is free and open to the public.
The mission of the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center is to educate the community on the causes and events of the Holocaust. The Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee is an interfaith volunteer group comprised of Holocaust survivors and their families, Holocaust scholars, teachers, clergy and community advocates. Committee members are responsible for the development and implementation of programs for the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center.
For information, visit shalomdelaware.org/hec.