Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration

April 27, 2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2022   In-Person and on Zoom

Minyan at 7:00 PM

Program at 7:30 PM

The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls

Light Beyond the Shadows

 Presentation by Author and Photographer Sheila Pallay

  • Poignant words of Remembrance by Rabbi Alan Turetz
  • Readings by Jewish community students
  • Music by Cantor Michael McCloskey
  • Lighting of Yellow Candles

Touching a 250-year-old Torah scroll rescued from the Shoah launched Sheila Pallay on a life-changing journey that culminated with the publication of her book, Light Beyond the ShadowsThe Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls and the Renewal of Jewish Life in Czechia, by the Memorial Scrolls Trust (MST).

Sheila’s presentation will focus on the history and the future of Jewish life in the former Czechia as she describes her four-month travels through the former towns where Jewish communities once thrived. She will share some of her 2,000+ photographs that depict Jewish life eradicated by Nazism and hate but which also provide a hopeful look at the new Jewish communities arising in modern-day Czechia.

We are thankful that we can commemorate Yom Hashoah together in person this year, and via Zoom for those who cannot or prefer not to attend in person. 

Join by Zoom:


Meeting ID: 842 2291 6906

Passcode: 317028