Each year, local city councils issue Proclamations that commemorate the Holocaust and honor Holocaust victims. In very moving ceremonies, a member of the Council reads a Proclamation, followed by a candle lighting ceremony. It is crucial for everyone to support these proclamations by attending the council meetings at which the proclamation is read.
April 9 @ 6 pm, Mt. Pleasant City Council | 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant
April 11 @ 6 pm, Summerville City Council | 200 S. Main St., Summerville
April 11 @ 7 pm, North Charleston City Council | 2500 City Hall Lane 3rd floor, N. Charleston
April 16 @ 6 pm, Sullivan's Island City Council | 2056 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island
April 23 @ 5 pm, Charleston City Council | 80 Broad Street, Charleston
April 25 @ 7 pm, James Island City Council | 1122 Dills Bluff Road, James Island
The REMEMBER Program urges to show your support of Holocaust remembrance in the community.
Charleston's 2019 Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program will take place on Sunday, May 5th:
2:30 PM | READING OF THE NAMES, AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER, GAILLARD BALLROOM, 95 CALHOUN STREET
4:00 PM | REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
4:15 PM | SILENT MARCH TO HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, MARION SQUARE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Henry Fenichel and his morther were transferred in cattle cars to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, the same camp where Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, died. One morning, Henry and his mother were requested to collect their belongings and report for transport to Palestine, which in 1948, became the State of Israel. Fenichel will share his unforgettable childhood story of survival against hate, injustice and intolerance.
Please join us in any or all parts of the commemoration
We are honored that the City of Charleston, SC Government is co-sponsoring our commemoration for the second year in a row. Thank you to Mayor John Tecklenburg and Sandy Tecklenburg and their team for their incredible support. We are also thrilled that the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Musuem and the Charleston County Public Library are also co-sponsoring.
For more information contact Rebecca Engel at RebeccaL@jewishcharleston.org or 843-614-6484.