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Agudath B’nai Israel Synagogue

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9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Closed holidays

1715 Meister Road

Lorain, OH 44053

(440) 282-3307

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Agudath B’nai Israel Synagogue



(Beginning April 2)

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Program, 2024

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Holocaust Memorial Program Videos 2022, 2021

Holocaust 2022 Memorial  Video Program

Holocaust 2021 Memorial  Video Program


The Jewish people observe Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to remember the people murdered by the Nazi regime, and never to forget that the world can never again allow evil to overtake it as happened in the 1930s and 1940s.

The 2024 free, community program has two parts. The first half is dedicated to the Violins of Hope. These violins, belonging to people who were taken to Auschwitz, were hidden and later recovered. Several of these violins will be on display. The program will explain how they survived and a member of the Oberlin College faculty will play one. In the second half of the program, Holocaust survivor Carol Wilner from Maryland, tells her amazing story of survival, which borders on the miraculous. Carol’s granddaughter Emily Mandell, a 2023 Oberlin College School of Music graduate, will sing several songs each day.

This year the Holocaust Remembrance Day Program will be presented four times for Lorain County:

May 5 at 4:30 PM in Warner Hall at the Oberlin College Conservatory

May 6 at 7:00 PM at the Lorain Palace Theater in downtown Lorain

May 7 and May 8 at the Lorain Palace Theater in downtown Lorain. These dates are closed to the public and open only for middle and high school students. We are pleased to announce that the entire Palace Theater will be filled to capacity, which means 1400 students attending each day with 25 schools participating.

Read accounts of some Holocaust survivors and some of their Violins of Hope:

Arlene Weiner & Stanley Bernath

Esther & Mike Prayzer

Alfred Eisenberg and his violin

Ole Dahl and his violin

Joyce Vanderveen and her violin

Tibor Messinger

Goldie Nisenboum

2024 Holocaust Remembrance Day Program