Jewish Memory and this Moral Moment
The Ukraine war and refugee crisis conjure memories that are tragically familiar this Yom HaShoah. For over 70 years, we have vowed “never again.” How does Jewish memory compel us to take moral responsibility during humanitarian disasters? In an age of Jewish strength, how do we hold the conflicting tension of our power today with our powerlessness in the past? What are North American Jewry and Israel’s unique responsibilities to welcome refugees in light of the Holocaust?
At this transformational commemoration and conference on Yom HaShoah, we looked back in remembrance and interrogated the complex moral issues presented by the war in Ukraine to inspire a Torah of action.
GLOBAL HITKANSUT CEREMONY
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | An experiential and participatory commemoration of the Holocaust which poignantly weaves survivor testimonies, literary texts, music, poetry, and prayer into a ritual of remembrance.
JEWISH MEMORY AND THIS MORAL MOMENT
Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Daylong conference with plenary sessions, electives, and Yom HaShoah commemoration.