After two years of online programming, the Boulder community will have an opportunity to gather in person for Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, on April 27th at Congregation Har HaShem.
“We weren’t sure when we first started planning the program whether we could be together in person,” says Rabbi Marc Soloway, president of Haver, the Rabbinic Council of Boulder. “Thanks to Covid numbers going down and restrictions easing, we are so grateful to host this year’s program at Har HaShem.”
“I am so happy we can be in person! It’s not a joyous event, but we will be together, and that, in and of itself, is something to honor,” adds Haver member Rabbi Ruthie Gelfarb, event co-planner and Har HaShem Adjunct Rabbi.
As in years circa BC19, (before Covid-19) the evening begins with a teens-only program at 5:30pm. “It is a great way to introduce the sensitive topic to the younger generation,” says Rabbi Marc, who will be one of the event moderators. “This year, we’re screening the film The Tattooed Torah followed by a discussion with one of the film’s producers, Lisa Efres, who is from Boulder.”
The community program, which begins at 7:00 pm, includes memorials and readings from Boulder’s multi-denominational clergy, live music from renowned pianist Andrew Cooperstock, and features Holocaust survivor Joseph Juhasz.
April 27th, 2022 @ Har HaShem 3950 Baseline Road
Tween/Teen program 5:30-6:45 pm
Community Program 7-9 pm