As we commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, we welcome this year author Kim Dana Kupperman, author of "Six Thousand Miles to Home", which tells the story of our congregant Edward Cohen's family's escape from Europe. The book offers a gripping story about Josefina and her teenaged children who are deported to a forced-labor camp in the Soviet Union, but then find unexpected refuge in Iran at the height of World War II. This is a captivating and rarely told story of hope and resilience throughout their flight from the Nazis, enslavement in a forced-labor camp, and evacuation out of the USSR to Iran. Ms. Kupperman will speak alongside Edward Cohen.
The observance will also include a short service led by our confirmation service.