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Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Service at Bonai Shalom

Boulder, Colo., March 12, 2018 – Haver, Boulder’s Rabbinic Council, is leading a community-wide observance to remember the Holocaust on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Road, Boulder, Colo.

Yom HaShoah v’HaGevurah, a Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism, begins with a program for middle schoolers, which includes a pizza dinner beginning at 5:15 pm led by Barbara Steinmetz, a Holocaust survivor.

A community commemoration service at 7:00 pm features two guest speakers. All interfaith communities are welcome to attend.

Bonai Shalom member and Holocaust survivor Barbara Steinmetz will talk about “An Act of Remembrance… Told as a Reminder to Act!”

Frank Kogen, from the University of Colorado and Out Boulder County, will speak about “Yellow Stars and Pink Triangles – Badges of Oppression/Symbols of Survival.”

For more information, call Bonai Shalom at (303) 442-6605 or email Admin@BoulderHaver.org. See the event flyer on Haver’s website: http://www.boulderhaver.org/YomHaShoah_flyer-2018.pdf.

Haver is a nonprofit fellowship of rabbis and educators from various denominations of Judaism in Boulder, Colo. who work together to teach, study, plan events, deliberate, rule and advise the community about Jewish life. Although it is uncommon for leaders from the Jewish Renewal, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox branches of Judaism to come together, Haver members meet regularly to embody a collective voice of respect and affection, to face challenges collaboratively, and to increase opportunities for Jewish engagement for the people of Boulder and surrounding areas.

Haver offers learning opportunities, holiday celebrations, support for lifecycle events and programs, such as IKAR: The Essentials of Judaism course, which is suitable for conversion students or anyone seeking a Jewish education from diverse perspectives. The coalition also provides collegial support and mutual enrichment among its rabbis. Haver members are ordained rabbis (or equivalent) in good standing, who serve Boulder’s existing synagogues and Jewish institutions.

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