Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Day of Remembrance, Is Observed Sunday

Yom Hashoah will be observed at 3 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth David, 6100 Hefley St., Westminster. Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Day of Remembrance, was established by the Israeli Knesset shortly after Israel proclaimed statehood. The date falls on the 14th day after the beginning of Passover, during the counting of Omer, which is a traditional time of mourning. Keynote speaker for the observance will be Neal M. Sher, director of the Office of Special Investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice. Sher has initiated and coordinated the investigative effort by OSI to uncover suspected Nazi criminals in the United States. The event is chaired by Mary Kress, president of Shoah Survivors of Orange County and Long Beach. The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation Community Relations Committees of Orange County and Long Beach, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Auschwitz Study Foundation, Shoah Survivors, Second Generation and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. For information, call (714) 259-0655.

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