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Yom HaShoah Memorial Name Reading

From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:

Sundown tonight through sundown tomorrow evening is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. We are commemorating the loss of so many lives with a 24 hour name reading in the Olin lobby, with readings in pairs or as individuals in 30 minute time slots.

We still need readers! Please take the time to be part of this beautiful and meaningful tradition.

Sign up here.

We will also be saying Kaddish and lighting a memorial candle at 7 pm in the Olin lobby. Please stop by to join in this moment of memory.

Help remember over 12 million lives lost.

Time: 7 p.m. tonight through 8 p.m. tomorrow
Olin Library Lobby

Yom HaShoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance)

A Day of Remembrance
For 6 million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust.
For 24 hours, we read the names of those murdered.
To remember, to honor, to mourn.

Opening Ceremony begins at 7:30 PM on May 1st.
Name Reading begins at 8:00 PM on May 1st and ends at 8:00 PM on May 2nd.

Click here if you are interested in reading for a half-hour slot or more.

If you are interested in reading a poem or saying a few words, please contact Gideon Levy at glevy@wesleyan.edu.

  • Date: Sunday, May 1 – Monday, May 2
  • Time: 7:30 PM (May 1) – 8:00 PM (May 2)
  • Place: Exely Lobby
  • Cost: Free

Yom Hashoah events today & tomorrow

Yom Hashoah falls on Friday, May 2nd this year and is the annual Jewish “Day of Remembrance.” Tradition dictates that we commemorate the victims who were murdered in the Holocaust on this day.

Two events are occurring as part of Yom Hashoah this year at Wesleyan – a 24-hour name reading, and a program tonight in Memorial Chapel:

What: 24-hour Name Reading
Where: Exley Science Center lobby (we moved to our rain location)
When: 6 pm Thursday, May 1 (tonight!) to 6 pm, Friday, May 2

What: Yom Hashoah program, with 4 speakers who have learned the stories of individual Holocaust survivors; I’ve heard they’re amazing speakers, with powerful stories to tell
Where: Memorial Chapel
When: 7:30 pm, TONIGHT, Thursday, May 1

Participate in Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance name reading!

Friday, May 2 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. There will be a ceremony on Thursday evening, and there will also be a 24-hour name reading outside of Usdan from 6 pm on Thursday, May 1st to 6 pm on Friday, May 2nd. This name reading is an international tradition that Wesleyan has adopted in recent years. This is an attempt to remember the 12 million victims of the Holocaust; this is an attempt to start to remember the weight of each individual’s life and the tragedy of hir death.

It would be awesome if you would volunteer to read names for a half-hour time slot sometime from 6 pm(thursday, may 1) to midnight (friday, may 2) outside of the Usdan Center (or inside if it rains). Students, faculty, administrators, people who are members of groups targeted during the Holocaust (Jews, members of the queer community, individuals of color, Gypsies, and tragically, so many more), and anybody and everybody else -everyone is welcome to read.

Look at the spreadsheet at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pJFUrZrdnPWOdDcayj8-Aeg to see what times we still need people to read, and then e-mail mjweiss@wesleyan.edu with when you’d like to read. Feel free to sign up with a friend!

E-mail me at mjweiss@wesleyan.edu with any questions!