Pittsburgh, Pa. (April 12, 2016) – South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) presents the 37th Annual Holocaust Observance program. Since 1979, members of the South Hills faith community have united each spring to remember the victims of the Holocaust.
The event will take place Sunday, May 1, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Temple Emanuel in the South Hills. Led by a team of interfaith leaders, the Holocaust Observance offers community members an opportunity to pray, reflect, discuss and remember.
“We present this commemoration each year to educate and unite our South Hills interfaith community,” said James Guffey, executive director, SHIM. “SHIM welcomes all individuals of our community to join us in remembrance.”
This year’s program, The Years of the Hidden Stars, tells three stories of how the people of the Netherlands, victims and rescuers, stood up for principle and saved lives. Each year, hundreds of community members, along with several local Holocaust survivors, join together in remembrance at the Holocaust Observance event.
South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is a human services organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in need across the South Hills. This includes working to reduce the devastating effects of suburban poverty among the working poor, unemployed, families, single parents, senior citizens, women, and the high concentration of refugee families in its service area. SHIM works to identify the most critical needs across the South Hills, then develops and implements effective solutions. SHIM aims to empower individuals and families to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by offering short-term help with basic needs (food, clothing, utilities) and longer-term support (employment, financial planning, youth programs, family support) to help people build and sustain promising futures.
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