Yom HaShoah community commemoration planned


“To Listen to a Witness Is to Become a Witness” and “Why We Speak” will be the themes for the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road.

The Holocaust Remembrance Day event will feature eyewitness accounts of the Shoah from survivors and witnesses. Featured speakers will be Rachel Miller, who survived as a hidden child in France, and Mendel Rosenberg, who survived several concentration camps. The program will also include a traditional candle-lighting service, Holocaust Torah procession, liturgical readings and prayers.

Music will be performed by Andrew Ruben and Mischa and Tova Braitberg of Elegant Ensembles. Mischa and Tova are the son and granddaughter of survivors Szyfra and Gregor Braitberg (of blessed memory). Additional music will be provided by Samantha Seigel.  The program will be interpreted in sign language.

For more information, call 314-442-3714. The event is sponsored by the family of the late Sara and Leo Wolf.