Kol Rinah plans Holocaust Memorial Day event

Israeli teens Gal Roberman (left)  and Yuval Cohen will spend a year in St. Louis as part of the Shinshinim program. They will work with local synagogues to  help children, teens and young adults build connections with Israel. 

Kol Rinah has announced it will hold Zikaron BaSalon with with Gal Roberman at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.

Zikaron BaSalon (Hebrew for “memories in the living room”) is an annual event, which takes place on Israeli Holocaust Memorial Day. The idea was born from the understanding that the connection between today’s society and the memories of the Holocaust, has significantly deteriorated.

Alongside formal events, Zikaron BaSalon offers a new, meaningful and intimate way to commemorate this day and address its implications through discussions (in people’s homes) among family, friends and guests. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering together to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk and listen.

The community is invited to take part in shaping a Holocaust memorial and be part of Kol Rinah Zikaron BaSalon with Gal Roberman, the shinshinit and teens from USY youth group.

The event will take place in a private home in University City (RSVP for address). RSVP to the Kol Rinah office is required by April 10. Visit Kol Rinah online at KolRinahSTL.org or call 314-727-1747.