Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Memorial Candlelighting Ceremony
Righteous gentiles risked their lives and sometimes the lives of their family to save strangers. What is it about their character that enabled them to be so incredibly courageous and altruistic? Many of us have wondered if we could have been capable of such heroism. Shirley Ranz will present a talk on the subject, followed by discussion led by Rabbi Peter Schweitzer.
Shirley Ranz, child of Holocaust survivors, was an active member of The Generation After, an organization devoted to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust. She helped bring to publication her father’s memoir, Inhumanity-Death March to Buchenwald and The Last Jews of Bendzin.
We will also honor James Daniel Ryan at this Shabbat. Son of members Susan and Jim Ryan, James was “born into” our Congregation. In addition to attending and graduating from KidSchool, becoming a Bar Mitzvah, he has volunteered as a teacher’s assistant, our go-to childcare provider, song leader, youth leader, and Shabbat musician. James will graduate from high school soon and enter McGill University in the fall. Join with us to thank and acknowledge James’ invaluable contributions to The City Congregation.