Cantor Michael McCloskey of Temple Emeth will be the musical director for the 2017 Greater Boston Community Holocaust Commemoration of Yom Hashoah, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and its partners.
The event brings together the Jewish and broader community to honor local survivors, pay tribute to those who perished, transmit memory, and ensure an enduring commitment to preserving this critical legacy.
This year’s theme is “Raising Our Voices: Music, Art and Remembrance.” Cantor McCloskey will lead a special musical component of the program entitled Dorot Zimra: Generations of Song. He will be joined by a choir of cantors, rabbis, cantorial students and members of the Boston chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir.
Keynote speaker is Rabbi Joseph Polak, author of the memoir After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring and Rabbi Emeritus of Boston University Hillel.
Foxborough Regional Charter School Holocaust Stamps Project Founder Charlotte Sheer and Director Jamie Droste will be honored with the Leadership in Holocaust Education Award. The project, which has received over 9 million stamps towards its goal of collecting a stamp for each person who perished in the Holocaust, has served as a springboard for using world history to teach tolerance, acceptance and respect for differences.+ More... - Less...
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