Top Pick April 27, 2023 Peabody Free
(Photo: Valley2city/Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Valley2city/Wikimedia Commons)

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University invites the public to take part in its annual Yom HaShoah ceremony, continuing the tradition that founders Sonia Schreiber Weitz and Harriet Wacks began over 30 years ago. With the theme “Our Will to Live,” this year’s event will feature a talk by Holocaust music scholar Mark Ludwig. Ludwig has worked tirelessly to document the music and art created by victims of the Holocaust whose promising careers were tragically silenced, but who left a rich artistic legacy and stories of courage that testify to the strength of the human spirit. Rabbi Richard Perlman will preside over the service and a candlelight procession. The Salem State Community Chorus will perform traditional songs.

At the event, the Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award will be presented to Debbie Coltin, Director of the Lappin Foundation for her work on Holocaust education and Arielle Mogolesko, a student at Marblehead High School for her commitment to social justice and antisemitism. The CHGS Community Service Award will be presented to Elisabeth Horowitz, founder of North Shore Friends of Refugees.

We encourage you to attend in person.

Please email us at if you have any questions.

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
* Registration closes on April 27th at 9:00 am
J. Henry Higgins Middle School
85 Perkins Street
Peabody, MA 01960

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator. MORE

More From...

More In...

More At...