An interfaith observance of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), will take place on Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 pm. This special memorial service, in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and in tribute to the many acts of heroism in the face of evil, will be led by Rabbi Steve Cohen, Cantor Mark Childs, and clergy from Santa Barbara’s interfaith community.
A special feature of this year’s event is the performance of “The Seed of Dream”, a group of songs composed by Lori Laitman on the poetry of the greatest poet of the Holocaust, Abraham Stutzkever, performed by Cantor Childs, pianist Minna Miller (Artistic Director of Seattle-based “Music of Remembrance”) , and cellist Jakub Omsky (past recipient of the “Local Hero” award and “Musician of the Year” award). They will be joined by the Shir Chadash Adult Choir. Holocaust survivors, and family members of victims and survivors will be invited to light memorial candles in memory of the six million Jewish victims. The entire community is encouraged to attend.
The event takes place at Temple B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Road, Santa Barbara. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (805) 964-7869 or visit www.cbbsb.org.