Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11am–12pm
On behalf of the Victoria Shoah Project, we would like to invite you to the annual remembrance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). This year’s commemoration will take place on Sunday, April 23, 11 am – noon, at the Victoria Jewish Cemetery on Cedar Hill Road (south from Hillside Ave.). The Victoria Jewish community and friends will be remembering those who perished in the Holocaust as well as recognizing the strength of survivors and the lessons to be learned for all peoples from that tragic event.
During the service, we will hear the personal story of a Holocaust survivor and hear other readings, songs and reflections from community members representing the second generation and third generations. Our program will conclude with the planting of a Garry Oak tree that will represent the many lives we lost and the hope of new growth and new life through remembering them.