Yom Hashoah Observance
April 7-8, 2021
Through Their Eyes

A virtual exhibit of students' work on the Holocaust in commemoration of Yom Hashoah, 2021
In commemoration of Yom Hashoah (April 7-8), the Holocaust Education Center of Champaign Urbana Jewish Federation (in collaboration with area teachers and schools) presents a video tour/exhibit of student work completed during a study of the Holocaust. In past years, the Through Their Eyes exhibit has been displayed in the Davis Chapel following the Yom Hashoah service. Due to the restraints place on all of us during the pandemic, we are proud to share examples of local student work but online instead.

We would like to thank the following teachers and schools who participated in this virtual exhibition:

Valerie Prescott, Barkstall Elementary School (5th grade)
Mindy Dyson, Southside Elementary School (5th grade)
Max Libman, Freshman at Academy High School
Sarah Wallace, Franklin Stem Academy (8th grade)
Patti King, Unity Junior High School (8th grade)

**Special thanks to Don Francisco for his many hours of labor and technical expertise creating this presentation for this commemorative occasion and Robin Goettel for her watchful eye and valuable suggestions during the editing process.

Beginning Friday, April 2, please visit this virtual exhibit.
A Holocaust Memorial Day Walk on the Streets of the former Warsaw Ghetto: Remembrance, Reflection and Hope

Wednesday, April 7 @ 11:00am CT via Zoom
Michael H. Traison
Alberto Mizrahi
Israel Rand
In commemoration of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), you are invited to join us on a live, online ZOOM walking tour in the space where the Warsaw Ghetto once existed and stops at three (3) special locations as narrated by attorney and Holocaust educator, Michael H. Traison. The Germans murdered over 400,000 Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto, including those who died of starvation, typhus and disease.

Following this live pilgrimage, the students from the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities in Davenport, Iowa, will perform a Holocaust-themed dance.

Following the dance and from Chicago, world famous Cantor, Alberto Mizrahi, will chant El Malei Rachamim, the Jewish prayer for the souls of the dead.

The program will conclude from Israel with world renowned Cantor, Israel Rand, leading all of us around the globe in the singing of Hatikvah, the 19th century Jewish poem and National Anthem of Israel which tells of the 2,000 year hope of the Jewish people to return to their homeland, Israel.
As a special bonus, you are all invited to view for free on Vimeo the outstanding, new documentary, “Warsaw: A City Divided” by Eric Bednarski from Sunday, April 4th starting at 6:00am Central Time to Wednesday, April 7th ending at 6:00am at:
Password: LOGTV FILMS

For more information contact: (309) 793-1300 or aross@jfqc.org
Sponsors: American Jewish Committee Chicago, Standard Club of Chicago, Union League Club of Chicago, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Chicago Loop Synagogue, Galicia Jewish Museum, Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, Jewish Federation of Rockford, Jewish Federation of Peoria, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at the University of Northern Iowa, Temple Emanuel of Davenport, Iowa, Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri-City Jewish Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, Augustana College Center for the Study of Judaism & Jewish Culture, Augustana College Campus Ministries, Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, Tifereth Israel Synagogue of Des Moines, Churches United of the Quad Cities, Iowa Jewish Historical Society, Agudas Achim Congregation in Coralville, Iowa, Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, Jewish Federation of Ventura County, Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of the Corridor (Iowa), Catholic Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, Jewish Federation of Springfield, Illinois, Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation, Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation
Join Illini Hillel, UIUC Counseling Center, and the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation for our Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Event to continue on the memory of the Holocaust and those who perished by it. The event will feature various speakers discussing their different experiences growing up both in the US and in Israel after the Holocaust; specifically focusing on the ideas of generational trauma, Jewish resilience, and differences in nationalistic impact. Please register to join us on April 8th at 5pm to help continue on the memory. "Never again."
April 8 @ 6:30 pm

Even though COVID-19 has led us to be physically apart, together we remember the six million Kedoshim. Yom HaShoah begins the evening of April 7 and ends the evening of April 8. Join us as we commemorate the lives that were lost. Light a memorial candle – pause – remember. A link to access the program will be sent to registrants prior to the event.
Sponsors: Jewish United Fund of Chicago, Jewish Federation of Springfield, Jewish Federation of Champaign-Urbana, Jewish Federation of Peoria, Jewish Federation of Quad Cities, Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford, and Jewish Federation of Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, and Western Kentucky, Jewish Legislative Caucus of Illinois, CJE SeniorLife, National Louis University, and Association of Descendants of the Shoah-Illinois (ADSI)
Community Observance

April 11 @ 1:00 pm
Though the Nazi regime sought to destroy the Jewish people, they strove to preserve Jewish literature and culture so that it could be studied in perpetuity. The amount of books and documents that survived is astounding. Rabbi Mark Glickman will explore the fascinating story of this collection.

Rabbi Mark Glickman is currently the spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Tikvah in Calgary, Alberta. He is the author of Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah and Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books. He is an entertaining and engaging speaker with many fascinating stories to share. Sinai Temple is pleased to welcome him as a scholar for the weekend of April 9-11, including this Yom HaShoah program.

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