Righteous gentiles focus of Yom Hashoah program

One Person Can Make a Difference: Righteous Among the Nations is the theme of this year’s Greater Dayton Yom Hashoah Remembrance, with programs for children, teens, and adults on Sunday afternoon, May 5 at Beth Jacob Congregation, 7020 N. Main St., Harrison Township.

Second-generation survivor Charlotte Golden and other children of survivors will facilitate a dialogue with teenagers, If You Don’t Ask, You’ll Never Know Why, from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. All area teenagers are invited to participate.

Marilou Brewster

Marilou Brewster, whose parents rescued Jews in the Holocaust, will be the guest speaker for the 4 p.m. Yom Hashoah memorial service. After World War II, the family moved to the Dayton area. Brewster was a German teacher at Centerville High School and served as a docent at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Electric violinist Noah Gruenberg, a third-generation survivor, will perform at the service. Winners of this year’s Max and Lydia May Holocaust Art and Writing Contests will also be recognized on the program.

Concurrent with the service, PJ Library and PJ Our Way will host a session for young children, How to be a Mensch, with a story, craft, and snack. Max and Lydia May Holocaust Art and Writing Contest entries will be on display in Beth Jacob’s social hall between 3:15 and 4 p.m. and after the service. RSVP for all events with Samantha Daniel, sdaniel@jfgd.net.

To read the complete May 2024 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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