Hundreds of South Floridians will gather at the Holocaust Memorial on May 1, 6 p.m. to observe Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Israel.
The annual Yom HaShoah program is a solemn commemoration of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and pays tribute to those who survived.
This year, the program will also feature a special service to express unity with the people of Israel, who have recently experienced a renewed campaign of terrorism – including bus bombings and the brutal murder of five members of the Fogel family as they slept on March 11.
A number of community leaders will speak at the program, including Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico Ofer Bavly.
Five survivors from the Miami area will present their memories and stories from their Holocaust experiences.
Address: The Holocaust Memorial, 1933-45 Meridian Avenue,, Miami Beach. In case of rain, the program will be held at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.