Reading of Names Scheduled For April 27-28 Hosted By Beth El Temple

Join the Jewish community on Wednesday evening, April 27 at 7:30pm as Beth El Temple hosts commemoration of Yom Hashoah with the Reading of Names.*  The Reading is a vigil in which the names of our Kedoshim (those who lost their lives during the Holocaust) are read continuously over a period of twenty-four hours. 

Names are being read by a variety of Jewish and non-Jewish groups and individuals,  congregations, organizations, youth groups, schools, and churches have signed on to read for portions of the vigil. 

Unto Every Person There is a Name seeks to dignify the memories of the victims of the Shoah (the Nazi Holocaust) by reading their names aloud.  These victims were stripped of their names by their oppressors and tattooed with numbers.  Through the public reading of the names of Holocaust victims, this program strives to restore a portion of their humanity and to retrieve them for the lost depths of anonymity. 

If you would like to have the opportunity to participate in the Reading of Names, please contact Lillian Rappaport at

*In the event that health concerns necessitate holding the Reading of Names observance via Zoom, more specific information will be forthcoming as the event draws closer.