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Sisters to co-sponsor Holocaust event

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, have signed on as one of four co-sponsors for the upcoming Yom Hashoah event at the United Hebrew Congregation in Terre Haute.

The event will take place from 2-3:45 p.m., on Sunday, April 16, at the United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, 540 S. 6th St., Terre Haute.

The event will include a series of presentations from many ethnicities and perspectives on various aspects of the Holocaust. Topics will include “resistance” to “present and future implications” with an overall theme of “never again” as the central focus.

Yom Hashoah is Holocaust Memorial Day, a day of atonement and remembrance.

“This is an annual event,” said United Hebrew Congregation representative Scott Skillman. “We’ve always tried to do something annual and with the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, we’re trying to do something that has a much broader appeal.”

Skillman will serve as one of the presenters and he will speak about the Synagogue’s Holocaust Torah, which was rescued from a Synagogue from Czechoslovakia.

Other presenters include Alex Kor, who will provide a presentation on the impact of the Holocaust from a survivor standpoint; Indiana State University (ISU) professor emeritus Dr. Arthur Feinsod, who will speak about the Warsaw Uprising; Crystal Reynolds, who will speak about the German Coast Uprising slave rebellions; and ISU journalism professor Dr. Lori Henson, who will speak about the threats to democracy with a focus on impacts to journalism. In addition, Sister Emily TeKolste will also speak at the event.

The Terre Haute South High School STAND committee will also conduct a memorial presentation for survivors.

Remaining co-sponsors include the United Hebrew Congregation, the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center and the Inter-Faith Council of the Wabash Valley. In addition, the Bloomington Stake Church of the Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ will host the after event social gathering.

The event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact 812-232-5988.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.

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