Brandeis commemorates Holocaust Rememberance Day
By Alison Channon, Editor
Brandeis students, faculty and members of the greater Boston Jewish community gathered in the Wasserman Cinematheque in Sachar on Sunday to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The commemoration, planned by the Holocaust Remembrance Committee headed by Elana Levi ’07 and Jillian Moss ’09, took place as part of the National Center for Jewish Film’s tenth annual Jewish film festival. The festival began April 12 and will continue through April 22. As part of Yom HaShoah, the festival presented the film Dear Mr. Waldman by Hanan Peled, the man behind the Israeli version of Sesame Street. Peled flew in from Israel for the event.

The evening began with music performed a cappella by Jessica Freiman ’07, Ariella Newberger ’09, and Adam Ross ’10 who sang songs in Hebrew and English reflecting the evening’s theme of remembrance before an auditorium of middle-aged and elderly members of the Boston area, as well as a smattering of Brandeis students.
“The burden is now on your shoulders/ though you’ve never met me/ you must remember me/ now that I’m gone,” they sang.
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