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Charlotte’s Jewish community will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday

Susan Chernyak-Spatz, center, lights a candle during a Yom Hashoah program marking Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015 at Shalom Park.
Susan Chernyak-Spatz, center, lights a candle during a Yom Hashoah program marking Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015 at Shalom Park. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte's Jewish community will mark “Yom Hashoah” – Holocaust Remembrance Day – at 4 p.m. Sunday (May 1) in the Sam Lerner Center at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road.

The 90-minute program will open with a memorial prayer, Holocaust survivors lighting candles and a reflection from Kelly Wilson of the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust. Also scheduled: a one-act play, “The Mitzvah,” and a symposium, with an academic panel, on Germans of Jewish ancestry.

Tim Funk

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