Light from the Darkness: A Ritual for Holocaust Remembrance by Deborah Fripp, Violet Helms
How do we continue to commemorate the Holocaust? How can we draw any light from such darkness?
As the fragile window of witness closes, here is a powerful new way to commemorate the Holocaust in our homes, our schools, and our communities.
Filled with song and story, ritual and remembrance, Light from the Darkness is a guided experience that helps us fulfill the responsibility that Holocaust survivors have entrusted to us to remember, to tell the story, and to act.
Just as at our Passover seders we recall our suffering so that we may celebrate and protect our freedom, this new seder-like experience helps us remember our pain so that we can honor the memories of those we lost, renew our commitment to uphold life, and declare ensure history never repeats.
Designed to be used in a group setting (from teens on up), such as with school groups, a family, an intergenerational or interfaith community, or as a synagogue-wide program. Includes first-person accounts of daily life before, during, and after the Holocaust; questions designed for personal reflection or group discussion; and a guide for leaders to plan and direct the experience.
Year first published: 2020