As we approach Yom HaShoah, a day of solemn remembrance for the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust, communities around the world pause to reflect, to honor, and to ensure that the memories of those who perished are never forgotten. In Israel, where the scars of the Holocaust are deeply felt, JLIC is organizing two poignant events to commemorate this solemn day.

JLIC Herzliya Community: Remembering with RRIS

The JLIC Herzliya community will join forces with Reichman University and the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS) for a special commemoration. Together, they will participate in Zikaron BaSalon, an initiative that brings remembrance into the living room, fostering meaningful dialogue and reflection within the community.

Attendees will have the privilege of meeting Judy Barkan, who will share the poignant story of her late husband, Jacky Barkan, a Holocaust survivor. Through Judy’s narrative, Jacky’s legacy will live on, his experiences serving as a testament to the strength of the human spirit in the face of unspeakable horrors.

Yom HaShoah Event at Reichman University

JLIC Technion Community: Yom HaZikaron L’shoah

On Sunday, May 5th, the JLIC Technion community will gather for a Yom HaZikaron L’shoah, a day of remembrance for the Holocaust victims. The event will also feature a Zikaron BaSalon, an intimate gathering where participants will have the privilege of sitting down for a heartfelt conversation with SarahMushlam, a Holocaust survivor. Through personal narratives and shared experiences, attendees will have the opportunity to connect on a deeply human level with the past, bearing witness to the resilience and courage of those who endured unimaginable suffering.

These events serve as powerful reminders of the importance of bearing witness, of listening to the stories of survivors, and of honoring the memories of those who were lost. As we come together to remember, let us also reaffirm our commitment to combating hatred, bigotry, and intolerance wherever they may arise. May the lessons of the Holocaust continue to inspire us to build a world of compassion, understanding, and peace.

In the face of darkness, let us be beacons of light, ensuring that the voices of the past are heard and that the flame of remembrance burns brightly for generations to come.

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