Norwich Jewish Center to host Tree of Life Synagogue member on April 28

On Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 pm, the Norwich Jewish Center will host Eric Cohen from Pittsburgh, PA, as the speaker for this year’s Days of Remembrance. The Center is located at 72 South Broad St., Norwich. The event is open to the public. There is no charge, but food donations will be accepted for a local food bank. Light refreshments will be served.
Cohen is a member of the Tree of Life Congregation. He will speak of the impact the October murders at his congregation had on Pittsburgh, the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and himself. He will discuss how the Jewish community is transitioning from darkness to light and rebuilding their lives. There will also be a time for questions and answers.
“Every year, the Jewish people of the world mark the anniversary of the six million who perished at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators with the Days of Remembrance, or Yom Hashoah,” said organizers of the event. “We mourn the loss of loved ones who perished. We reflect on the families who never were or, at best, were never the same.”
Organizers added, “Through our Days of Remembrance, we seek to both commemorate this tragic time in history and to reflect on the lessons they hold for our lives today. With the recent rise of antisemitism in the world, it is more important than ever to stand against injustice and hatred. Indeed, with the rise of marginalizing anyone who can be labeled ‘the other,’ it is more important than ever to stand against injustice and hatred.”
For further information, call the Norwich Jewish Center at 334-2691 and leave a message, or call Susan Fertig at 334-6756 and leave a message.