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Not on our watch

Dear Editor:

In response to a prior letter desiring communal observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are pleased to announce that Aspen Jewish Congregation and the Christian community of the Aspen Chapel co-sponsor such an event annually. This past Sunday, we had our fifth annual Interfaith Service to mark Yom HaShoah. Prior to this joint event, Aspen Jewish Congregation held their own memorial for several years.

We would like to thank all the children and adults who made this year’s memorial such a success, and thank the general community for their attendance and support. Each year’s memorial includes music, readings, poetry, speeches and a joint social justice project on a Holocaust related theme. The theme of this year’s memorial was “Never Again: Not On Our Watch,” and our joint social justice project is to assist refugees of the Darfur genocide through the Jewish organization Jewish World Watch. Community members who wish to join this project may contact the Aspen Chapel for more information.

It is meaningful to have both congregations mutually share this remembrance. We invite all the residents of the valley to join us next year for our sixth annual Yom HaShoah Memorial Service.

Rabbi Laurie Green, Aspen Jewish Congregation

Rev. Gregg Anderson, Aspen Chapel

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