Stormy Day Matches Emotions Indoors at Shoah Event
April 19, 2007 – Rachel Silverman, Jewish Exponent Staff

The weather seemed fitting this past Sunday, as members of Philadelphia’s Jewish community gathered to mark yet another anniversary of the Shoah.
With the wind howling overhead, drenched participants flooded through the doors of Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Center City, which hosted the somber, two-hour-long ceremony in lieu of its customary location in front of the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Sponsored jointly by the Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Philadelphia, this year’s program centered on the theme of “The Urgency of Holocaust Remembrance