Hosted this year by the Jacksonville Jewish Center, we are planning our community-wide observance to take place on Sunday, April 11th at 4:00 PM.
Because of COVID concerns, the program will take place online, and consist of a pre-recorded segment as well as a live, interactive component on Zoom. The former will feature the ritual elements we normally include: readings from the book of Psalms by synagogue clergy; the chanting of the El Maleh Rahamim memorial prayer for those who perished during the Shoah, a virtual candle lighting with the names of those from our community who are survivors.
The interactive component will include the viewing of a 14-minute documentary, Only 982, followed by a discussion with the director, Juliet Giglio, and the two individuals, Riki Giglio and David Levy, who appear in the film.
Following the film, members of the Jacksonville Jewish Center 12th-grade Confirmation class will lead an interactive discussion with the subjects and director of Only 982. Click here for more information on the Fort Ontario initiative.
To attend the virtual event, go to this Zoom link at 4:00 p.m. on April 11.