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Holocaust Education Week

From April 9 to 13, University of Delaware Hillel is holding their annual Holocaust Education Week. Each day of the week will highlight values of Jewish heritage and commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust. It is important to learn and share this information with younger generations to ensure that this will never happen again.

Jewish food holds significant meaning and is traditionally passed on through generations. These can be shared between friends and families, enhancing Jewish culture. Continuing to trade and share these recipes can ensure that future generations will understand their ancestors traditions. The week begins on Monday with a cooking demonstration at Hillel from 5:00-7:00 pm.

On Tuesday, @UDHillel is hosting an Instagram campaign that will challenge people to post photographs of the family traditions they most value, using the hashtag #passourstory. Traditions are unique to each family and religion. When we #passourstory, we are continuing to edit, shift and transform those once of our grandparents.

At Gore Recitation Hall at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, a concert called “Generation to Generation: Remembering the Holocaust Story & Song Wisnia Musical Performance” will be happening. The concert will be followed by a question and answer session. This event brings stories and songs together in a memorable way to honor the six million.

Commemorating those lost during the Holocaust will take place on the North Green on Thursday. The Holocaust Education Week Vigil will begin at 7:00 pm. As important as it is to celebrate Jewish heritage and tradition, it is important to memorialize those who have passed.

The week of commemoration will come to a symbolic end at Shabbat with Hillel. The dinner and Shabbat service will take place on Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm. Join together to share stories and traditions of your Jewish heritage to keep the culture alive.

Share these events and personal stories with those around you to commemorate the Holocaust. Learn from others about traditional foods, family practices, and why it is important that the Holocaust is never forgotten.

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