Each year, we commemorate Kristallnacht which was the beginning of the tragic history of attacks on European Jews. The commemoration this year will be Monday November 9th , beginning at 7 p.m. streamed live on Zoom. (See link below)
In recent years we have seen the unfortunate growth of attacks on minority groups and those who are “ the other”. This highlights the need for us to stand together to protect and safeguard all peoples, regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation or other factors, which may make them targets of a hateful few.
This year’s program is titled “The Persistence of Creativity Emerging from the Shards of Tragedy”. It is a respectful remembrance of those who suffered on Kristallnacht and in the Shoah (Holocaust) as well as a reminder of how and why we, as a collective society, commemorate such tragic events. Remembrance is essential, however we also must act in tangible ways to protect all peoples in our diverse community. We are inviting political and law enforcement leaders as well as representatives from the diverse faith communities to join together at the commemoration to lead us in reading a Pledge of Mutual Respect and Support.
Please join us to remember the past and commit to take action for a better future where we will respect and protect our neighbours, not remain silent in the face of any injustice against any person or group and work towards building bridges leading to unity and shalom (peace) in our own community and beyond.
Meeting ID: 848 6365 9785
Peter J. Nadler
Victoria Shoah Project
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