Portland Archdiocese Observes Noahide Holy Week

Holocaustolatry has its Holy Week which centers around its version of Good Friday called “Yom Hashoah.” The Archdiocese of Portland will be in observance.

Communities unite for Holocaust memorial

Catholic Sentinel

April 9, 2009

The Archdiocese of Portland is collaborating with Portland’s Jewish community this month to host a Holocaust Memorial Day observance.

The opening of a week-long Yom Hashoah observance will be held at by Portland Center Stage in Northwest Portland, April 20 at 7 p.m.

In keeping with annual tradition, Holocaust survivors will be on hand for the lighting of candles of remembrance.

The keynote address will be given by Archbishop John Vlazny, followed by “Through My Mother’s Eyes,” a program of the poetry and remembrances of Holocaust survivor Alice Lok Cahana presented by Rabbi Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana with Yiddish art songs. Rabbi Cahana is the artist’s son.

The archbishop will be introduced by Rabbi Emanuel Rose, a leading expert on Catholic-Jewish relations and the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.

The Yom Hashoah observance is a week-long affair, and begins prior to the Yom Hashoah memorial …

Jewish communities around the world adopted Yom Hashoah, or the Holocaust Remembrance Day, after it became a national holiday in Israel in 1951 …

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