Zachor

April 15, 2019 by Hila Tsor
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Zachor means “Remember.” This year, like every year, under the theme of ‘Memorials and Memories’, the NSW community will be remembering and commemorating the Holocaust. 

Organised by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, the commemoration will take place on Sunday evening 28 April at the Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, and on Monday evening, 29 April at Masada College. In addition, a name-reading ceremony will be held at the Marytrs Memorial, Rookwood, on Sunday morning May 5 at 10.30am.

A total of 1500 members of the community are expected, as well as government ministers, members of parliament, city councillors, representatives of other communities and NGOs. However, there are those who are unable to attend, and so the Zachor Project – a Board of Deputies initiative – was launched in 2017. It caters to families and children who are unable to attend a commemorative event, but would like to be part of the communal commemoration. The project provides them with a yahrzeit candle to light in their own homes.

As part of the Zachor project, candle kits will be distributed to Jewish day schools, synagogues and other Jewish organizations. Families who are unable to attend the commemoration are encouraged to light a candle in their homes, upload a photo of the candle onto social media using the hashtag #YomHashoah2019.

Board of Deputies Shoah Remembrance Committee Manager Suzanne Green told J-Wire: “With the passing of each year, it is incredibly important for us to join together as a community and honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and the experiences of those who survived. We encourage everyone in the community to attend one of the commemorations, and if this is not possible, to light a Zachor candle.”

The candles are packaged by Print 35 and sponsored by Woolworths.

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One Response to “Zachor”
  1. Rosalie . Rogers says:

    I will be attending at. U. N. S. W and lighting a candle in memory of . Leah. Alba whose name . I have taken as my
    Hebrew . Name.
    Zachor in purpetuem

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