23 2017

Community Yom HaShoah Service & Program (JFM)

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Beth Israel Center 1406 Mound Street
Madison, WI

Contact Ellen Weismer

Please join us for a service at 6:30 pm to honor local Holocaust survivors and their families and a presentation immediately following the service at 7:15 pm.

Presentation: From the Holocaust to Civil Rights

Debbie Simon Konkol, Joanne Simon Weinberg, Chris Simon Halverson (with help from their husbands, Ron Konkol, Don Weinberg and Jim Halverson) will tell the incredible story of their family’s journey to learn their story. Hear how they retraced the steps of their grandmother Alice Simon, who was murdered by the Nazis, as well as the story of their father Rev. Dr. Carl R. Simon (Presbyterian minister), and how his family history affected his life and inspired him to become a Civil Rights Activist, including marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma.