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Congregation Beth Israel

A spiritual oasis for the Jewish community

Riverwalk - 360 Merrimack Street
Building 5, 3rd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843-1740

(978) 474-0540

Holidays and Festivals

CBI Hosted Holocaust Legacy Partner, Anne E. Richardson

On Monday, April 24, Yom HaShoah, over 20 CBI members and guests attended a Yom HaShoah commemoration event at CBI. The evening began with a delicious dinner prepared by Amy Sherr, followed by a very meaningful and heartfelt service led by Jeff Tye, complete with lighting 6 L’dor V’dor (Generation to Generation) ‘yellow’ yahrzeit candles, representing the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, as well as readings excerpted from the Rabbinical Assembly’s “Shoah Scroll—A Holocaust Liturgy Commemorative Ritual.” Following the service, guest speaker, Anne Richardson, a member of the Holocaust Legacy Partners Program in the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University, spoke beautifully, and shared a video presentation centered around the story of her Survivor/Partner, Mrs. Netty Vanderpol. Everyone who attended the event was moved and inspired to make certain the world will “never forget” and to continue telling and re-telling these important stories, especially as survivors age and will soon be lost to us. Dessert and good conversation rounded out the evening.