Monday, April 23, 2012

Remembering the Holocaust in Dunwoody

Abe Besser, Benefactor of the Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden, at the MJCCA

Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis, Dunwoody Councilwoman Adrian Bonser, Steven Cadranel, President of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA); Dunwoody Councilman John Heneghan

On April 22, more than 350 people came to the Yom Hashoah Commemoration to remember the victims of the Holocaust, at the MJCCA’s Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden. The program was sponsored by the Atlanta Rabbinical Association and the MJCCA, and included: Greetings from Abe Besser, Benefactor of the Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden; and Opher Aviran, Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States; the lighting of the Memorial Flames; a special musical presentation featuring Cantor Daniel Gale from Temple Beth-El, Birmingham, AL.;  and Keynote Address by Caroline Stoessinger, Author, A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor.  Photo Credit: Heidi Morton

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