The Cape Cod community is invited to attend an important event at Cape Cod Synagogue on April 23 at 7:00pm when special guest speakers will present “Stories of Survival”, in honor of Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day in Jewish history is a memorial day for those who perished in the ‘Shoah’, known as the Holocaust.
Barbara Aharoni and Harry Shamir of Plymouth, MA., will share their familial and personal Holocaust survival stories. Barbara, a retired medical professional and Jewish educator is now a Holocaust educator, trained at Yad VaSHem, The
World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, in her retirement. She shares her grandparents’ experiences, specifically, her paternal grandmother who was murdered by the Einzatgruppen in 1941. The Einzatgruppen were a
select group of paramilitary death squads in Germany.
Harry Shamir is a child survivor of the Holocaust, escaping from Vichy, France with his family. He is an author, entrepreneur, and engineer who has taught Hebrew and other Jewish subjects and lectured extensively on the Shoah and Israel. Harry will talk about his childhood experiences escaping Nazi‐occupied France as a young boy with his parents.
There is no cost to attend this presentation. Yiskor, a special memorial prayer will be recited during the event. A post reception in the Cape Cod Synagogue’s social hall will follow the presentation.
The Cape Cod Synagogue, a Reform Jewish congregation in Hyannis, Massachusetts, is a religious and social community of diverse ages and family structures. We are committed to enriching our lives and the lives of others by attending to the following six principles: worshiping God in a variety of ways that will inspire spiritual fulfillment for every congregant; preserving Jewish cultural, religious and ethical values; providing Jewish education for people of all ages; caring for and responding to the needs of others within the congregation and in the larger community; supporting the State of Israel and the Jewish people everywhere; and, pursuing justice in order to promote peace among diverse peoples in our
community and the world.
To learn more about Cape Cod Synagogue, please visit www.capecodsynagogue.org.