This reminder from Stockton:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to appear and speak at the official New Jersey observance of Yom HaShoah, to take place 7:30pm, Tuesday, April 17 at Beth Israel Congregation (2501 Shore Rd. in Northfield)
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is one of the sponsoring organizations of the event.
Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day as it is referred to in English, is the day of commemoration for the more than six million people murdered in the Holocaust. The program, entitled “Unto Every Person There is a Name – Remembering the Six Million Jewish Victims of the Holocaust” is free and open to the public. The program will highlight local Holocaust Survivors and will include a special memorial service. Seating for the event is on a first come, first served, basis.
Keynote speaker for the event is Donald Berkman, whose life story is chronicled in a memoir, “Two Voices: Mother and Son, Holocaust Survivors.” Donald is a child Holocaust Survivor who hid in the woods of Lithuania with his mother for nearly three years. He immigrated to the United States in 1949 and moved to a chicken farm in Oceanville. He graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1958, attended pharmacy school and has enjoyed a productive career working in several Southern New Jersey pharmacies.
For more information please contact The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 609-652-4699.