Boulder’s rabbis led a moving evening of Holocaust remembrance at the new Nevei Kodesh sanctuary Sunday evening for this year’s community Yom HaShoah observance. Five survivors gave testimony for a capacity crowd that included community members of all ages — exactly what the organizers hoped for.
The evening began with remarks from Rabbi Hanalei Laner, and Morah Yehudis Fishman read a poem. Then survivors Doris Small, Irene Rosenshein, Bill Safran, Lola Sussman and Arnold Fridland each lit a candle, plus a sixth candle was lit by a child, to commemorate the six million.
Rabbis Josh Rose and Marc Soloway then moderated the group of survivors in relating some of their experiences during the Holocaust, and we heard how each had survived. The sole question taken from the audience for the survivors was “how did their experience change or affect their relationship with God?”
Here are pictures and video from the event:
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