“Unto Every Person There Is A Name”
Monday, April 8, 2013
Every year hundreds of Jewish communities around the world perpetuate the memory of the victims of the Holocaust through the program, Unto Every Person There is a Name, a public recitation of Holocaust victims’ names, ages and birthplaces on Yom HaShoah – the Day of Remembrance.
Once again, the Oregon Area Jewish Committee and the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center are sponsoring this special Yom HaShoah program. This year it will be held on Monday, April 8 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, downtown, from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM. People from all walks of life will read from a list of names provided by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Research Center. The program’s opening ceremony will include poetry, prayers, and candle lighting. More than 6,000 names will be read during the course of the day.