Cranford’s annual community Holocaust Day of Remembrance

Cranford’s annual community Holocaust Day of Remembrance

Cranford’s 13th annual Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance will be on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m., at Hillside Avenue School.

The annual town-wide commemoration is organized by the Cranford Clergy Council, the Cranford Interfaith Human Relations Committee, Cranford public schools, and Saint Michael School. Its goal is to honor the memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust and to educate about the horrors of genocide.

The speaker, Mark Schonwetter, survived the Holocaust as a young boy with his mother and sister in the forests of Poland and in the homes of Polish people. He has devoted himself to telling his story through his foundation to teach the values of kindness and respect.

Rabbi Paul Kerbel of Cranford’s Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim synagogue, who is the chair of the Cranford Clergy Council, will introduce the speakers and performers. The speakers include Cranford Township Mayor Brian Andrews and Cranford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin. Performers include the Orange Avenue School and Hillside Avenue School combined chorus, the Cranford High School Performing Arts Dance Academy, the CHS Madrigals, and Saint Michael School students.

The commemoration is free and open to the public. It also will be recorded and aired on Cranford’s TV35.

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