Edison, NJ - An Interfaith Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program will be held on May 1, at 7p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, located at 1775 Oak Tree Road in  Edison. The event is co- sponsored by the Metuchen-Edison Area Interfaith Clergy Association, the Jewish Community Center, and the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.

“The Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program is an incredible community wide event.  In past years more than 200 people have attended the Program. Regardless of religion the entire community comes together for this event to remember through readings, songs and prayer the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust simply because they were Jewish as well as the millions of other souls who were also senselessly killed during the Holocaust,” said Esther Fendrick, Director of Jewish Outreach & Programming for the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County.

This year the theme of the Program is "Teach the Children . . . Teach the World." To this end organizers have invited students from the John P. Stevens High School Chamber Ensemble, the Metuchen High School Concert Choir,  the English/Language Arts Honors Program at the North Plainfield Middle School, and the JFK Interfaith Club and John F. Kennedy Memorial High School to participate in the program.

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“As an interfaith community we stand together to encourage and promote mutual respect and understanding of cultural differences and we commit to work together towards a common goal; a world where there is no room for hatred and no place for violence,” said Ms. Fendrick.  

For information about the event, individuals can call the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County at 732-494-3232.