Yom HaShoah events 2015


SAT | APRIL 18

Hollywood Temple Beth El and the Iranian American Jewish Federation invite the community to a joint service, “From Darkness to a Great Light: Commemorating the 70th Year of the End of the Holocaust and the Shattering of the Nazi Death Camps,” after the morning Shabbat service. Rabbi Norbert Weinberg, author of “Courage of the Spirit,” will speak. Noon. Free. Hollywood Temple Beth El, 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 656-3150.

SUN | APRIL 19

Temple Mishkon Tephilo hosts a screening of the documentary “End of the Line: Seeshaupt.” It’s the story of the final days of World War II told through the experiences of concentration camp inmates who were loaded on a freight train headed for certain death. Instead, the train took them from desperation to deliverance. Brunch will be served and a Q-and-A with Louis Sneh, a Holocaust survivor featured in the film, will follow the screening. 10 a.m. Free. RSVP requested. Mishkon Tephilo, 206 Main St., Venice. (310) 392-3029. mishkon.org.

After the Walk to End Genocide, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will commemorate the Shoah with a ceremony in the park. Actress Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) is the event’s keynote speaker, with invocation by IKAR’s Rabbi Sharon Brous and remarks by Mayor Eric Garcetti and Israeli Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel. There will be a pre-ceremony focusing on some of the museum’s art, including the exhibit “The Art and Life of David Labkovski,” as well as a performance by actor-musician Theodore Bikel. 1 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and Pan Pacific Park, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. lamoth.org

TUE APRIL 21

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Temple of the Arts and Thank Israeli Soldiers present the film “Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front.” It’s the coming-of-age story that profiles five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. These are firsthand stories and experiences of young Israelis as they train to become paratroopers. Kosher refreshments will be served. 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:45 p.m.). Free. Seating is first-come, first-served. Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 843-2690.

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