In addition to our Yom HaShoah programming every spring, the Jewish Federation provides many educationally focused programs and opportunities for dialogue.
The Federation is grateful and honored for the opportunity to work with survivors and their descendants in the Michiana community. After careful consideration, we have decided to suspend the Reading of the Names ceremony that is usually held in Judge John Broden's court room the Monday after we commemorate Yom Hashoah at the Federation. We have deep appreciation to Judge Broden for the many years he has allowed us to hold the ceremony in his court room. We have noticed a decline in attendance most likely due to it being held during a busy work day, which we understand completely. We feel that we want to make sure we are getting the most impact out of this very important ceremony and therefore will be moving it to two of our local high schools John Adams and Penn.
It is our children whom we want to imbibe with Holocaust education and we feel that this will be a strong step in that direction. Our regular Yom Hashoah program is of course open to the public and will be held on Sunday April 19th.
The Jewish Federation has a selection of films that focus on the Holocaust available through our DVD lending library. The films include those featured in our Michiana Jewish Film Festival, those shown as part of other programming at the Federation, and films shown on WNIT, our local PBS station. These films, both narratives and documentaries, include a wide range of perspectives of the Holocaust and its aftermath. These films are available for private viewing and use in non-profit educational programming.
Our library also provides a resource for texts relating to the Holocaust. With a range of genres, including autobiography, poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, our books are available to be used for private interest and educational programming.
Please feel free to visit our library during regular business hours to see what resources we have available.
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In addition to books and films in our lending library we recommend these additional resources:
- The Kurt & Tessye Simon Fund for Holocaust Remembrance at simonholocaustfund.org/index.htm
- Yad Vashem – the World Holocaust Remembrance Center at yadvashem.org
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at ushmm.org