Owen Sound synagogue observing Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Beth Ezekiel Synagogue will hold a Yom Hashoah service this weekend in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

Yom Hashoah, known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a day to commemorate those who lost their lives in a historic genocide. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the heroism of Holocaust survivors, aid workers and liberators.

This is the first time the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue has welcomed the public to worship at its sanctuary.

Synagogue president Jeff Elie said the event will include poetry and writing by those who lived through the Holocaust first-hand, “giving voice to their words.”

“It’s been a personal journey,” Ellie said. “We’ll set the stage, but attendees will stay and ponder their own questions — why? how? — because words aren’t enough for something of this scale.”

On Sunday, April 16th, guests are welcome to celebrate Yom Hashoah at the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue at 313 East 11th Street. Service begins at 1pm, with doors opening half an hour earlier.

More information can be found at Synagogue’s website.

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