Beit Avi Chai and the Jewish Community Center in San Diego will hold a joint event to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday at 8 pm.
Journalist Haim Etgar will be the MC, and Prof. Yehuda Bauer will lecture on true and imaginary memories.
The musical segment of the evening will feature the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble and the Ha-Lev ve-ha-Maayan quartet. In addition, the Kol Rina choir will sing, together with Cantor Netanel Baram.
The event in Beit Avi Chai will be broadcast live to the JCC in San Diego. Throughout the evening, an interactive computer system will allow the audience to respond in real time to the content displayed on the screen.
This event will be the first of its kind: A cultural event taking place in Israel and streamed live to the United States, enabling the audiences in both cities—Jerusalem and San Diego—to share the experience.
The event’s organizer, Michal Nakar, adds that International Holocaust Memorial Day holds major significance for Jews worldwide. Held on the day that the Allies liberated Auschwitz, it represents international recognition of the pivotal role of the Holocaust in shaping the Western world as we know it.
According to Nakar, “At Beit Avi Chai we have chosen to address the issue of cultural remembrance, which can become a conduit for sustaining the memory of the Holocaust by the Jewish Nation and by the entire world. This will ensure that this memory will not fade but will assume international cultural significance.”
Admission is free.
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