Haver Commemorates Yom HaShoah In Person This Year

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.

Both the community and tween/teen programs are free and open to all who are vaccinated, boosted and masked. However, organizers ask that all tween/teens register here to ensure they have enough space and pizza for the kids.
For those unable to attend in person, the community program will be livestreamed through the Har HaShem website, https://www.harhashem.org/.
The Yom HaShoah event is free and open to all who are vaccinated, boosted and masked. It will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

Yom HaShoah
April 27th, 2022 @ Har HaShem 3950 Baseline Road
Tween/Teen program 5:30-6:45 pm
Community Program 7-9 pm

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