The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment -

For too long, Yom Hashoah has sim­ply passed our com­mu­nity by. Thank­fully this is no longer the case with over 50 lo­cal events tak­ing place to mark this year’s date, more than dou­ble the num­ber from 2011.

One of the main events is led by the Of­fice of the Chief Rabbi, which takes the au­di­ence on a jour­ney “From Grief to Hope: Hand­ing the Mem­ory On”. It is hoped this will ul­ti­mately form the tem­plate for communal com­mem­o­ra­tions that will make Shoah re­mem­brance ac­ces­si­ble to a new gen­er­a­tion.

This year’s event will be held at JFS on April 18. I hope as many as pos­si­ble will join us for what is an emo­tional, poignant and mov­ing evening. Laura Kaye The Forum for Yom Hashoah yomhashoah@theus.org.uk

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