2018-09-12 / Local News

JCRC’s March of Remembrance slated for Sunday, October 7

JCRC’s Esther Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center (Raab/Goodwin Center) is hosting its Sixth annual March of Remembrance, a community fundraiser to support the Raab/Goodwin Center’s continual efforts to combat prejudice, bigotry and hatred through Holocaust education, on Sunday, Oct. 7.

The March of Remembrance begins at 9:30 a.m. at The Commons (1721 Springdale Road) and ends at the Raab/Goodwin Center (inside the Katz JCC at 1301 Springdale Road). Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the Raab/Goodwin Center will be hosting a program called, “This Is Us.” A panel of local Holocaust survivors will be answering questions from students and others. The Survivors are living history with important stories from their past who share their experiences and insights with school students in South Jersey and beyond through Raab/Goodwin Center programs. For those community members who are not able to be part of the March, we invite you to join us for the panel conversation with the Survivors.

Schools, synagogues and churches in the community have found ways to support the Raab/Goodwin Center March of Remembrance and embrace the opportunity to stand up against hate and prejudice. Every year, the World Cultures Club students at Sterling High School in Somerdale raise money so they can participate; local synagogues send teams of student participants; Temple Emanuel sends a team from their Sisterhood; Parishioners at Bethel Baptist Church across the street from the Commons, take a break from their Sunday morning worship to stand outside holding signs of support and to cheer on the participants; and Saint Thomas More Roman Catholic Church next to the Katz JCC graciously invites participants to walk across Church property during their Sunday morning Mass time.

Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn will be on hand to greet the marchers, along with Freeholder Jeff Nash. Last year, members of the Cherry Hill Police Department led by Chief Monaghan and Captain Amy Winters joined marchers as they stood against hate in the community. They will again join the participants on the March of Remembrance. This year, as Haddonfield Plays and Players celebrates its 20th anniversary of presenting the Holocaust themed performance, “Number the Stars,” their cast members will be joining the March of Remembrance. Staff, volunteers and the community’s Survivors at the Raab/Goodwin Center deeply appreciate the outpouring of support for the March of Remembrance from the community, especially over the past few years, as the United States and Europe have seen a sharp rise in incidents of anti-Semitism and hatred.

Please join in honoring the Survivors of the community and the memory of those lost in the Holocaust at the March of Remembrance. All pre-registered participants receive a commemorative t-shirt. Registration is $36 for adults and $18 for students. Team registration is encouraged, and sponsorships are welcome.

For more information about the event, to register, or to make a contribution, please visit www.raabgoodwin.org. For questions, contact Helen Kirschbaum at hkirschbaum@jfedsnj.org or (856) 751-9500, ext. 1249.

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