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April 19, 2011 > Holocaust Commemoration Service at Temple Beth Torah

Holocaust Commemoration Service at Temple Beth Torah

Submitted By Pip Ziman

The community is invited to attend a Yom HaShoah (Day of Remembrance) Holocaust Commemoration Service on Sunday, May 1, 7 p.m., at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont.

The service is sponsored by the Tri- City Interfaith Council and there will be participation from leaders of different local faith communities. A free will offering will be received for "Facing History and Ourselves," an organization helping classrooms and communities worldwide, link the past to moral choices today. For more information visit: www.facinghistory.org.

George Heller, a Holocaust survivor will speak during this special service. A native of Hungary, Mr. Heller will speak on "Having Faith in a Time of Peril."

In May of 1945, The American army liberated Heller and others at Mauthausen and the surrounding camps. Upon liberation, he worked as a translator for the U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Administration before securing a visa to the United States. In the U.S., Heller has made a successful career in computer technology. His optimistic attitude guides him through life as he says, "It is really true that anything is possible."

Holocaust Commemoration Service
Sunday, May 1
7 p.m.
Temple Beth Torah
42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
(510) 656-7141
www.bethtorah-fremont.org

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