Very Special Holocaust Remembrance Service at Temple Beth Shalom on April 12

Temple Beth Shalom, Melrose, will hold a service on Thursday, April 12, at 7 PM to observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will include a special program entitled “Krystalnacht: 80 Years Later.” Holocaust survivor Doris Edwards, who was born in 1929 in Limburg/Lahn, a Catholic town of approximately 12,000 people outside Frankfurt, Germany, will tell her story. Her program will focus on her account of Krystalnacht, known as the Night of the Broken Glass, November 9, 1938, and her story of survival.

Following the program, Rabbi Fertig will lead the community in a short memorial service, with music by Cantorial Soloist, Beth Purcell.

As the generation of survivors dwindles, the Temple is especially fortunate to have Ms. Edwards tell her story. Please come hear this very special presentation. Refreshments to follow.

Temple Beth Shalom is located at 21 E. Foster St., Melrose, MA. It is a Reform Jewish synagogue serving about 85 families from communities including Malden, Melrose, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham and Wakefield. In addition to religious services, Shalom School, adult Torah study and Sisterhood book group, knitting group and mah jongg group are available. For more information, email, visit or call 781-665-4520.