Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill will hold an observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, beginning tonight at 7.
A special liturgy will include lighting of candles, recitation of modern poems, a special prayer, “El Malei Rahamim,” and music of the Holocaust by the Temple Makheila (choir) under the direction of cantorial soloist, Mindy Harris.
Members of the Haverhill Clergy Association will read selections written during or about the Holocaust.
The evening will include new project and awards: The 2014 Gavriel Levi Awards - Yom HaShoah Essay and Art Challenge, by Larry and Sherry Cann, members of the congregation to further Holocaust education in the Religious School. Awards for submissions will be announced and all of the pieces that were entered will be on display at the Oneg Shabbat (social hour and refreshments) in the Winer Auditoriun after the service.
The Temple communitywide Yom Ha-Shoah service began 18 years ago when Christians in the community asked for a way to memorialize the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories and for the Jewish resistance in that period.
Buttonwoods Museum seeks tour guides
Buttonwoods Museum is looking for volunteers to conduct tours as well as staff the visitor center for the tourist season, May through October.
Volunteers are asked to work two to three hours per week, Tuesday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
From a historic site overlooking the Merrimack River, the Buttonwoods tells the story of life in the Merrimack Valley from Native American Indian settlements through today.
The museum includes three historic structures — the John Ward House, the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop and the Duncan House, which is celebrating its 200th year this year. More information is available from Jan Williams at 978-374-4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit online at www.haverhillhistory.org.