Deputy Prime Minister of Israel Natan Sharansky Featured at Community-wide Yom Hashoah and Israel Solidarity Event At the Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 6 p.m.

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Greater Miami Jewish Federation

    MIAMI, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Yom Hashoah, a day of remembrance
 for the martyrs and heroes of the Holocaust, will be observed this year
 together with a community-wide rally to express solidarity with the people of
 Israel. Natan Sharansky, Israel's Deputy Prime Minister, will be the featured
 speaker. The event takes place on Sunday, April 22, 2001, at 6 p.m. at the
 Holocaust memorial, 1933-45 Meridian Ave. in Miami Beach.
     "We hope that all the members of the Jewish community will join together
 on Sunday as we honor the memories of those who were killed in the Shoah and
 show our support for the people and the government of Israel in their pursuit
 of peace," said Norman Braman, president of the Greater Miami Jewish
 Federation.
     Natan Sharansky is also Israel's Minister of Housing and Construction, and
 the founder of the Yisrael B'Aliyah political party. Originally from the
 former Soviet Union, Sharansky engaged in underground Zionist activities and
 in 1973 he applied for an exit visa to Israel, but was denied. In 1977 he was
 arrested by the Soviet authorities on trumped-up charges of treason and
 espionage, was found guilty, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison. His wife
 Avital, together with many groups worldwide, waged a campaign for his release,
 and in 1986 he was freed. He flew to Israel that same day.
     Sponsoring organizations for the April 22nd event are: the Holocaust
 Memorial Committee, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Rabbinical
 Association of Greater Miami, the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and
 other Jewish organizations and Holocaust Survivor groups throughout Dade,
 Broward and Palm Beach counties.
     Throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a reading of the
 names of some of the people who were killed in the Shoah.
     For more information, or to volunteer as a reader, please call the
 Holocaust Memorial at 305-538-1663 or 1673.
     In case of rain, the event will be held at Temple Emanu-El at 1701
 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.
 
 

SOURCE Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    MIAMI, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Yom Hashoah, a day of remembrance
 for the martyrs and heroes of the Holocaust, will be observed this year
 together with a community-wide rally to express solidarity with the people of
 Israel. Natan Sharansky, Israel's Deputy Prime Minister, will be the featured
 speaker. The event takes place on Sunday, April 22, 2001, at 6 p.m. at the
 Holocaust memorial, 1933-45 Meridian Ave. in Miami Beach.
     "We hope that all the members of the Jewish community will join together
 on Sunday as we honor the memories of those who were killed in the Shoah and
 show our support for the people and the government of Israel in their pursuit
 of peace," said Norman Braman, president of the Greater Miami Jewish
 Federation.
     Natan Sharansky is also Israel's Minister of Housing and Construction, and
 the founder of the Yisrael B'Aliyah political party. Originally from the
 former Soviet Union, Sharansky engaged in underground Zionist activities and
 in 1973 he applied for an exit visa to Israel, but was denied. In 1977 he was
 arrested by the Soviet authorities on trumped-up charges of treason and
 espionage, was found guilty, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison. His wife
 Avital, together with many groups worldwide, waged a campaign for his release,
 and in 1986 he was freed. He flew to Israel that same day.
     Sponsoring organizations for the April 22nd event are: the Holocaust
 Memorial Committee, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Rabbinical
 Association of Greater Miami, the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and
 other Jewish organizations and Holocaust Survivor groups throughout Dade,
 Broward and Palm Beach counties.
     Throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a reading of the
 names of some of the people who were killed in the Shoah.
     For more information, or to volunteer as a reader, please call the
 Holocaust Memorial at 305-538-1663 or 1673.
     In case of rain, the event will be held at Temple Emanu-El at 1701
 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.
 
 SOURCE  Greater Miami Jewish Federation