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“If the echo of their voice fades, we will perish” – Paul Eluard, French poet

“Survivors and Witnesses in Our Community” will be the focus of the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 pm. The Holocaust Remembrance Day event will feature eyewitness accounts of the Shoah as well as a traditional candle-lighting service, Holocaust Torah procession, a tribute to Elie Wiesel, liturgical readings and prayers. Join the community-wide commemoration at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road.

Music will be performed by Andrew Ruben, Mischa and Tova Braitberg of Elegant Ensembles. Mischa and Tova Braitberg are the son and granddaughter of survivors Szyfra and Gregor Braitberg (of blessed memory). The program will be interpreted in sign language.

For further information, go to or call 314-442-3714. Special thanks to sponsors Sara and Leo Wolf (of blessed memory) and family.