Ceremony planned for Holocaust Memorial Day

May 1, 2019

Members of the Glacier Jewish Community invite the public to a ceremony and gathering at 7 p.m. today, May 1, on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day/Yom HaShoah. The gathering will take place at the Whitefish Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gymnasium, located at 6330 U.S. 93.

The program will include a memorial ceremony to commemorate the Holocaust as well as a memorial prayer for Lori Gilbert Kaye, who was murdered at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego this past Saturday, on the last day of Passover. Prayers of healing for the shooting victims and prayers of healing for the country will be offered.

Anti-Semitism in all its forms, white nationalism and white supremacy and all the forms of hatred that have led to acts of violence against communities, including Jews, Muslims, Christians, indigenous women and the LGBTQ+ community will be condemned.

The gathering is an opportunity for the Jewish community to come together and experience the comfort and support of its neighbors.

There will be security provided, as well as local police presence.