Cambridge Holocaust Commemoration May 7


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Cambridge’s Annual Holocaust Commemoration Wednesday, May 7, 7-9 p.m.
Temple Beth Shalom, 8 Tremont St., Cambridge
Temple Beth Shalom is located just off Broadway at 8 Tremont St., between Hampshire St. and Broadway (Tremont St. is one block east of Prospect St., between Central and Inman squares). Limited free parking is available.

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Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, this year’s program features an evening of music, candle lighting, and remembrance.

The guest speaker is Israel “Izzy” Arbeiter. Mr. Arbeiter is a Holocaust survivor and lifelong human rights activist who lost several family members – including both of his parents – in the Holocaust. He spent five years imprisoned by the Third Reich in labor camps and concentration camps, including Auschwitz, and at one point played dead to avoid being executed.

For over 60 years, Mr. Arbeiter has dedicated his life to commemorating the Holocaust and to educating others about it. He has stood up and spoken for the rights of survivors of all races and religions, demanding that the world must remember what has happened, to understand why it happened, and to identify the seeds from which hate grows.

Music will be provided by cellist Lily Bouvier, the Cambridge Community Chorus and the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Vocal Ensemble.

The program is free, open to all and wheelchair accessible. It welcomes all communities of Cambridge – including children and adults and people of all faiths and traditions.

For more information contact the Cambridge Peace Commission at or 617.349.4694 – or visit

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Louis DePasquale
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager