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Temple L'Chayim hosts special Holocaust memorial service

 


Temple L’Chayim of Clermont hosted a special Yom Ha’Shoah service to honor and memorialize the victims of the Holocaust as well as the national and international war efforts by all American Veterans. All veterans of foreign wars were invited with their families to join together for this special tribute, held at the Clermont City Center.

Cantor Isaac Kriger and Rabbi Howard Schwartz of Temple L‘Chayim led this important community service with special readings, prayers, poems and stories. Their April 10 event was a wonderful presentation of songs and music. Cantor Kriger noted, “It is important for us to join together with our entire community, so that no one will forget what happened in the history of the Holocaust and from the valiant efforts of all our Jewish American war veterans. As documented by General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s troops, the Holocaust was a tragic reality that can never be forgotten; so it will never happen again to anyone, anywhere or anytime.”

Judi Axel of the Temple Sisterhood helped share a candle lighting ceremony with six oil lamps as well as with smaller candles for attendees to share in honored memory of these historic events. Temple president, Nathan Axel added, “We are very proud that our Temple L’Chayim will host our entire community as a cornerstone to worship together in honor of the remembrance of the Holocaust victims, all surviving war veterans from that time and in remembrance of the war dead.”

Chris Singh, Marine Corps veteran and commander of the Clermont V.F.W. Post 5277 was proud to help support the Yom Ha’Shoah ceremonies with a special color guard flag ceremony. They invited all of their members as well as World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. For more information, visit them at 855 West Desoto Street, Clermont, FL 34711, call 352-638-1180 or see: http://www.Post5277ClermontVFW.org.

A second special Memorial Day Service will also be hosted by Temple L’Chayim in participation with the V.F.W., the American Legion and local dignitaries on Friday, May 22.

Temple L’Chayim is located within the Clermont City Center, 620 West Montrose Street in Clermont, Florida 34711. For more information about membership and special Temple L’Chayim events, contact Nathan Axel at 352-242-6135, NAxel@cfl.rr.com. Visit: http://www.Facebook.com/TempleLChayim and http://www.TempleLChayim.com.

 

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