2011 Yom HaShoah – The Unity of Community

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On April 10, 2010 the Men’s Club of Congregation Etz Chaim held a candlelight vigil in observance of Yom HaShoah. 365 Yellow Candles were lit in the shul’s Holocaust Memorial Garden by nearly 150 attendees, and members of the Men’s Club remained throughout the night to guard the burning candles and remember the eleven million dead. But this night was only the culmination of a several week long project of rejuvenation of the Holocaust Memorial Garden, youth awareness, and community outreach to encourage remembrance of the Holocaust by all faiths.