Events in communities south of Boston for Holocaust remembrance

The following Holocaust remembrance events are scheduled in communities south of Boston:

Canton: Music, readings, candle lighting, and testimonies from family and friends of survivors will be featured at the Day of Remembering the Holocaust and the Bravery, Yom HaShoah v’HaG’vurah, on April 18 at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Abraham, 1301 Washington St. The event is sponsored by temples and congregations in Sharon, Stoughton, Canton, Easton, Norwood, and Brockton.

Hingham: Boston City Councilor Michael Ross will talk about his father’s experience as a Holocaust survivor and founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, at a special Yom HaShoah presentation on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Congregation Sha-aray Shalom, 1112 Main St.


Hull: Temple Beth Sholom, 600 Nantasket Ave., is holding a special Holocaust memorial service at 7:30 p.m. on April 27.

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Plymouth: Lilliane Birch will talk about her mother’s experience as a Holocaust survivor at the annual commemoration on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Jacob, 25 ½ Court St. There also will be a ceremony at 6:45 p.m. at the Holocaust memorial in Beth Jacob Cemetery, located in Vine Hills Cemetery off Route 44. Cosponsored by Congregation Beth Jacob, the Plymouth No Place for Hate Committee and the Plymouth Area Interfaith Clergy Association.

Randolph: As part of its annual commemoration, Temple Beth Am will light six memorial candles in memory of the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust. Henry Tischler, professor of sociology at Framingham State University, also will speak about Jewish refugees in Shanghai, China, on April 19 at 7:30 p.m., Temple Beth Am, 871 North St.