Elon to celebrate Yom Ha’Shoah with Remembrance Day Readings

Elon joins organizations all over the country to participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2019.

Elon University will participate on May 2 in the 2019 Remembrance Readings, a program organized by the National Jewish Theater Foundation and Holocaust Theater International Initiative.

​The Remembrance Readings initiative is composed of simultaneous events drawing upon the power of theater to honor Holocaust victims and survivors. The effort is designed to stimulate an appreciation of how the art of theater can and must be used as a tool to deepen the understanding of the Holocaust and its lessons in contemporary society.

Sponsored at Elon by Jewish Studies program, this year’s event will feature excerpts from “The Book of Ruth” by Deborah Lynn Frockt, and is directed and produced by Elon senior and Jewish studies minor Sara Wasserman. “The Book of Ruth” is a moving piece of dramatic literature that explores the themes of women in the Holocaust and the importance of remembering passed down from one generation to the next.

The readings will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, in the Sacred Space in the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and will be part of the programs for Yom Ha’Shoah sponsored by the Jewish Studies program. The reading will be immediately followed by a panel discussion. The entire program will run for an hour and additional curricular support can be made available for participating classes.

This event is free and open to the public.