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Kol Israel 2019 Holocaust Memorial

Kol Israel 2019 Holocaust Memorial
Zion Memorial Park
Bedford Heights
October 6, 2019

Kol Israel Foundation is an organization of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, their families, and supporters. Each year they hold an annual Memorial Service "in memory of the six million innocent Jewish men, women and children who perished by the hands of the Nazis. Though their bodies have perished, their souls and their spirit will forever remain immortal."

The annual Memorial Service was held at Zion Memorial Park in Bedford Heights on Sunday October 6, 2019. It was co-sponsored by Kol Israel Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. In 1961, Kol Israel built one of the first monuments in the United States dedicated to the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Ashes of the victims from concentration camps are buried beneath it and the names of deceased family members are engraved on its surrounding wall.

Kol Israel Monument

The ceremony began with Memorial Co-Chair Avi Goldman introducing the Jewish War Veterans who carried the flags.

Avi Goldman at Kol Israel Memorial

Avi Goldman

Jewish War Veterans

Jewish War Veterans

Jewish War Veterans

Jewish War Veterans

Jewish War Veterans


Then Michael Hennenberg, son of a Holocaust survivor, read a Memorial Prayer.

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Michael Hennenberg

Michael Hennenberg


Michael Hennenberg

Then, MC Avi Goldman introduced Charles Gruenspan, a son of a Holocaust survivor, who sang Ani Maamin prayer.



Charles Gruenspan

Charles Gruenspan

Charles Gruenspan

Muriel Weber then led the candle lighting ceremony to honor the six million martyrs of the Holocaust. Family representatives were Julian Kahan, Rita Pollack, Lee and Herry Lerer, Sarah Radzeli, Rose Gelbart and Lou Muller.



Muriel Weber

Muriel Weber

candle lighting ceremomy to remember the holocaust

candle lighting ceremomy to remember the holocaust

candle lighting ceremomy to remember the holocaust

candle lighting ceremomy to remember the holocaust

candle lighting ceremomy to remember the holocaust

candle lighting ceremomy to remember the holocaust

The Seventh Candle was lit by 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation descendants from the Somogyi/Newman Family.

escendants from the Somogyi/Newman Family

Descendants from the Somogyi/Newman Family


Next, Mark S. Frank, President of Kol Israel Foundation gave his remarks.



Kol Israel President Mark Frank

Kol Israel President Mark Frank


Kol Israel President Mark Frank


Memorial Co-Chair Avi Goldman introduced Erika B. Rudin-Luria, President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.




Erika B. Rudin-Luria, President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Erika B. Rudin-Luria
President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland


Rabbi Pinchas Landis then gave a powerful address.



Rabbi Pinchas Landis

Rabbi Pinchas Landis


Rabbi Pinchas Landis

Next Charles Gruenspan led the Tehillim.



Tehillim

Tehillim


Tehillim

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Charles Gruenspan then sang Kol Mole Rachamim.



Kol Mole Rachamim

Kol Mole Rachamim

Crowd at Kol Israel memorial

Crowd at Kol Israel memorial

Crowd at Kol Israel memorial

Crowd at Kol Israel memorial

Rabbi Pinchas Landis led the Mourner's Kaddish.

Rabbi Pinchas Landis

Rabbi Pinchas Landis


Mark Frank and Avi Goldman concluded the Memorial.



Mark Frank and Avi Goldman

Mark Frank and Avi Goldman

Mark Frank and Avi Goldman

Veterans march out of the memorial

Veterans march out of the memorial


After the ceremony, Holocaust survivors in attendance gathered for a group photo.

Holocaust Survivors at Kol Israel Memorial

Holocaust Survivors at Kol Israel Memorial


The Memorial included more than a dozen motorcycle riders from the Shul Boys. Shul Boys is a casual unisex motorcycle riding club comprised of Jews who ride all brands of motorcycles at different levels of competence. They believe in, and are proud of, their Jewish heritage and ride motorcycles. Shul Boys is located in northeastern Ohio, mainly in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland. ShulBoys is an official affiliate club under the umbrella of the Jewish Motorcycle Alliance (JMA).

Ian Abrams, President and Founder of the Shul Boys attended the Kol Israel Memorial on his 1937 Harley Davidson motorcycle.



Shul Boys founder Ian Abrahms

Shul Boys founder Ian Abrams and his 1937 Harley Davidson



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