Join us Wednesday night, May 1, as we remember those lost in the Holocaust. We will begin our commemoration of Yom HaShoah as a WES community, and then join the larger Upper West Side community.
8:00 pm Service and memorial candle lighting
9:30 pm Walk together to Carlebach Shul for UWS communal reading of names.
Midnight - 12:30 am All from WES are invited to read from the list of names.
Our evening together will commence at 8:00 here at WES: 190 Amsterdam Avenue. We will begin our special service to remember and honor those whom were lost in the Shoah; invite people to say who from their families were killed; and to mark the deep impact it will forever have on us as individuals, as a community, as a people, and as a world.
Following our service, we will walk together to the Carlebach Shul, 305 West 79 Street, between West End Avenue & Riverside Drive, to join with the UWS community for a communal reading of the names of those killed.
UWS Communal Reading of the Names
10:00 pm -10:30 pm Clergy from across the Upper West Side will begin reading the names of victims
Midnight - 12:30 am WES members read the names.
At midnight, we encourage WES members and friends to attend as each of us takes a turn reading the names of Shoah victims. Twenty congregations will be keeping vigil by reading names throughout the night, until dawn, one congregation at a time; this half-hour is West End's responsibility, and our opportunity, to keep their memories alive. If you have never done this before, it is a quietly moving experience, and one you'll long remember.
The reading of names will continue throughout the next day, on Thursday, May 2, from 9 am - 7 pm, at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street in the 7th floor beit midrash, and conclude with a brief ceremony and kaddish. All are welcome.