A Commemorative Service on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7:00 pm
With prayers and poetry, music and meditation we will remember all that was lost and that endures.
To join us for our Yom HaShaoh Service, we will be Livestreaming through our Facebook Page as well as through our website. Please find the links below to join us:
Six congregant families, descendants of survivors of the Holocaust, will light Six Candles in memory of the Six Million who perished.
Our congregant Robert Lantos, who is known for producing award-winning feature films, will share the simply recorded testimonials of his mother and aunt, “The Extraordinary Lives of The Sisters Bodor.” Agnes Lantos and Dusi Letai were beloved members of Holy Blossom. Now we will bear witness to their stories of survival and life in Hungary before and after the Shoah.
The haunting music of award-winning cellist, Beth Silver, will come to life on an exquisite cello, which was made in Hungary sometime between 1790-1830. It was restored during World War I by the father-daughter team of János and Theresia Tóth. János was arrested by the Nazis in 1943 for “trading lives.” In 1944 he died at Mauthausen and is now listed at Yad Vashem with the Righteous Among the Nations. The fuller story of this mysterious, survivor cello is told by the CBC: