The Sunday April 19th 2020 in-person commemoration has been canceled, please read below for further information and clickable web-links.
Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance
Never Again Means NEVER AGAIN
This commemorative program originally scheduled for April 19, 2020, has been cancelled. The realities of the COVID-19 virus pandemic have rightfully demanded the full attention and resources of our speakers, our co-sponsors and our community. We invite you to view and share the links below as they offer a portion of the message of remembrance of the Holocaust and the on-going need to combat Hate in all forms.
Our scheduled keynote speaker, Dani Dayan, can be heard in the video below. In it, he relays the message, Never Again Means NEVER AGAIN, which was to be the theme of our Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program.
Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York speaking at 8th Annual Conference of the Jerusalem Post, June 18, 2019
One of our Co-Sponsors, AJC and its Long Island Director, Eric Post, shared the following text:
Translate Hate – Stopping Anti-Semitism Starts with Understanding it
Antisemitism is not always easy to see, thus making it easier to spread. As it moves insidiously through each of our lives—in a tweet, a joke, a conspiracy theory—it doesn’t just impact those it directly touches. It impacts us all.
To stop antisemitism, we first have to understand it. By calling it out online and in the real world, we can reveal these anti-Semitic words, phrases, ideas, and caricatures for what they really are: hatred, bigotry and discrimination. Together, we can identify and expose what is hiding between the lines and translate it into something positive.
The Student Session of our Holocaust Remembrance Program was to be conducted by our Co-Sponsor, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau. Helen Turner, the Director of Youth Education at the Center, was to lead the learning session.
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center presents a unique cultural institution acting as a voice of tolerance across Long Island. Established on the grounds of a former Pratt Estate, this state-of-the-art museum captures the lives of Long Island’s Holocaust survivors and transports visitors to a critical time in history, empowering students and adults alike with vital lessons of understanding.
The following video was broadcast on WLIW21’s Treasures of New York, October 20, 2016.
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