We are so pleased that clergy from all denominations and representing synagogues and other Jewish institutions from all parts of Western and Northwestern Connecticut participated in the Commemoration. Additionally, survivor families and community members from across our region joined in an especially moving candle lighting ceremony in which the candle lighters named the survivors as well Shoah victims for whom they were lighting the candles.
It means so much to us that our entire Jewish community came together for such an important purpose. It is not only a fitting way to honor those who were lost in the Shoah, as well as those who survived and who continue to be blessings to the Jewish people and to the entire world. In addition, our coming together in this manner is a demonstration of the unity of our Community and the power we have when we work together collaboratively.
The Federation would like to thank the following people who participated in or otherwise were essential to making Commemoration so meaningful:
Rabbi Philip Lazowski
Rabbi Eric Polokoff
Rabbi Rhonda Nebel
Rabbi Shloimy Lebovics
Cantor Penny Kessler
B’nai Israel Southbury Choir
Our deep appreciation to the Fay & Max Katz Yom HaShoah Memorial Fund for making our program possible.