This year Jim McGarry will be the featured speaker. He has been a Holocaust educator since 1992 when he heard his first survivor speak. He has trained at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. He has traveled to Germany, Poland, and Israel several times with students and survivors. In 2007 he founded the Helen and Joe Farkas Center for the Study of the Holocaust in Catholic Schools at Mercy High School in San Francisco. McGarry’s talk is titled “The Holocaust as a Call to Conscience.”
The service will include a couple songs from an Interfaith Choir that is being put together specifically for this event. The choir will rehearse at the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation's site, 2950 Washington Blvd., Fremont. You can download a flyer to help recruit singers here.
The service is free and open to everyone from all religious backgrounds, and no religious background. A free will offering will be received for The Healing WELL. More information about their work is available at www.healingwellsf.org.
The Tri-City Interfaith Council, sponsor of this service, is the largest interfaith organization in southern Alameda County. Their mission is to promote an inclusive society in which people of all faiths and traditions respect and appreciate one another.
Download a flyer to print and post in your faith community, your favorite coffee shop, or some other location by clicking here.