The event is a 2.5 mile walk through Harrisburg's Riverfront Park, from the Jewish Community Center to the Pennsylvania Holocaust Monument.
“We hope that everyone will consider taking part in the walk or donate to the fund to repair and maintain the Holocaust monument. It serves as an important reminder that we must be ever vigilant against all bigotry and intolerance and be aware of warning signs so that we can prevent future genocides,” said Carol Hillman, walk chairperson.
Registration will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 3301 N. Front Street, Harrisburg. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. and a closing program at the Holocaust Monument will take place at 4 p.m.
Parking is available at the Jewish Community Center with return transportation available at the end of the closing ceremony.
Donations are tax deductible, and go toward the repair and maintenance of the Pennsylvania Holocaust Monument. To register for the walk or to make a donation please visit: http://holocaustmonument.myevent.com/
Donations by check should be made out to: The Jewish Community Foundation Holocaust Fund and mailed to: The Jewish Community Foundation Holocaust Fund, 3301 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The Pennsylvania Holocaust Monument is located in Riverside Park by the Susquehanna River at Front and Sayford Streets, Harrisburg. The 15 foot Holocaust Monument stands as a remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazis during World War II. It was dedicated in 1994 and refurbished in 2011. To learn more about the monument visit: http://www.jewishharrisburg.org/page.aspx?id=118776
The Walk will take place rain or shine and is sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom of Greater Harrisburg.
(Information from Carol Hillman)
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