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Kings Bay YM-YWHA to host annual Holocaust Commemoration

Hundreds of community leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members will gather at 5 p.m., May 4 for the Annual Holocaust Commemoration Program at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Avenue.

The Jewish Community Council of Kings Bay and the Kings Bay YM-YWHA will hold the event as a way to honor the memory of six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and express the commitment to implementing the concept of “Never Again.”

The program will include a candle-lighting ceremony, a children’s choir from Madison Jewish Center, and guest speaker Rabbi Myron Rakowitz of the Sephardic Jewish Center in Canarsie.

A number of elected officials and community leaders are scheduled to attend the event. Kings Bay Y teens will also show their respect to Holocaust survivors by participating in a series of events, with the Holocaust Commemoration Program as the culmination.

They will light candles and participate in the various activities of the evening.

For more, contact Aleksandra Antonovskaya at 718-648-7703 extension 226 or send an email to

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