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Special Prayers of Remembrance for Victims of Poway and Tree of Life Anti-Semitic Shooting at Holocaust Commemoration

On Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at The Towers (18 Tower Lane, New Haven) the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven will convene our community to stand in solidarity to mark Yom HaShoah, the annual commemoration of the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.  This Sunday we will also offer special prayers of remembrance for those murdered in Pittsburgh and Poway.

Senator George Logan will light the candle for the remembrance of the Righteous Among the Nation – those who risked their lives to help save Jews escaping death by the Nazis. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp will read the Holocaust Remembrance proclamation, and Tagan Engle, a New Haven Native and the granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors, Selma and Chaim Engel, will be a featured speaker.

Engel is a long time community leader on issues of food justice, community development, and racial and economic equity. She is the Executive Producer of the radio show and podcast The Table Underground Podcast: stories of food, radical love and creative social justice.

Tagan Engel grandparents were part of the revolt and escape from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland. The legacy of her grandparents story, the Jewish Holocaust, and her lifetime of living in racially and economically diverse communities have been fundamental to her consciousness and commitment to Tikkun Olam through solidarity work with all persecuted peoples.

Sponsored by the Holocaust Memory Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven in cooperation with The Towers.

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is a community-building organization that cares for those in need in our community and promotes the continuity, security, and unity of the Jewish community here, in Israel, and around the world.

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