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15th Annual Community InterGroup Passover Seder
Bringing people of varied faiths together for communal Jewish learning.
Led by Rabbi Rachel Joseph & Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97219
Dinner and ceremonial foods will be served
Reservations by April 1, 2014
Young people welcome: Please contact the OAJC office for Youth Scholarship opportunities
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"Unto Every Person There is a Name"
Monday, April 28, 2014
Once again, the Oregon Area Jewish Committee and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center are sponsoring this special Yom HaShoah program. This year it will be held on Monday, April 28 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown Portland, from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. People from all walks of life will read from a list of names provided by Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Resource Center. The program's opening ceremony will include poetry, prayers, and candle lighting. More than 6,000 names will be read during the course of the day. Readers this year will include public officials, clergy, and community leaders.
Every year hundreds of Jewish communities around the world perpetuate the memory of the victims of the Holocaust through the program, Unto Every Person There is a Name, a public recitation of Holocaust victims' names, ages and birthplaces on Yom HaShoah - The Day of Remembrance.
By personalizing the individual tragedy of the dead and of the survivors, this project seeks to defy dangerous trends of indifference and historical revisionism which deny that the Holocaust ever happened. Moreover, by keeping the memory of the victims alive, we fulfill one of the essential tenets of our collective experience - Zachor... To remember.
Through Jewish values, the Oregon Area Jewish Committee advances social justice, human rights, religious liberty, support for Israel, mutual understanding, and democratic principles.