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“Facing Absence” with Dr. Rachel Korazim
April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar with Dr. Rachel Korazim on “Facing Absence”
While we are unable to gather in person, please join us online Sunday, April 19 through Thursday, April 23 for a week of moving Holocaust remembrance programs to remember the six million victims of the Holocaust and honor the survivors. Each day will feature a different program.
- Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 PM | Webinar with Dr. Rachel Korazim on “Facing Absence” Register Here
For many years Holocaust (Shoa) commemoration focused on the horrible loss and its cruel details. The laws, the markings, the segregation, deportation and murder. Our songs and stories tried hopelessly to capture the pain and the indescribable suffering. We should never let them be erased and forgotten. Yet it is time for us to try and capture the memory of their lives and make them our memories. We need to understand that they did not just disappear – they left us a legacy of how of how to walk in their footsteps. Visiting the places they lived in even when all we have is a wall, an empty lot or a synagogue turned into community center – should become part of our journey.
This is an invitation to join my journey to rural Hungary in the wine land of Tokai:
We will explore the renewal of Jewish life in the beautifully renovated synagogue of Mad. We will imagine back Jewish family life as we face the empty lot where the Mikve (ritual bath) stood. We will listen to music still sung in those parts and remember the rabbis who composed it. The main centers of Jewish life nowadays are in North America and in Israel yet our memories linger on in Europe, in the land our forefathers and mothers called home. These too we are commended to remember.
Click here to learn more about other Week of Remembrance events.
Presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Jewish Family Service, and the Mayerson JCC.
Photo credit: Janine Spang