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Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

This striking Holocaust memorial features a large concrete tablet, its shape reminiscent of the tablet that once contained the Ten Commandments. We find no commandments carved here, however; instead we read names. Names of death camps, names of concentration camps, names of ghettos…150 names of places where atrocities occurred. The tablet appears to have fallen from the wall above, offering a silent but powerful reminder of the unfathomable scale of death and destruction that was the Holocaust.

A tall concrete column rises from the reflecting pool, a symbol of an advanced civilization. Yet it is shattered at its peak, as was Jewish society throughout Europe. Water weeps from a crack in the side and runs down into the pool. A life-giving force, water rejuvenates and sustains us, and this water flows outward to support Hebrew letters that spell, “There is hope for thy future.”

As these concrete letters appear to float without effort upon the surface of the water, we are reminded that despite the evil of the Nazis, some life and much spirit did survive, and hope remains strong. A memorial flame emerges from the quotation as if to punctuate this thought.

The large, bas-relief concrete wall displays abstract images of train tracks, gears of industry, the Star of David, a menorah, and the Hebrew words zachor (remember) and Y’srael.

This memorial by renowned stained glass artist Ami Shamir, is unique in its approach to Holocaust remembrance, touches the hearts and memories of all who see it. This will forever be one place on Earth where those who perished will be remembered.

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Do you have plans this weekend? Help us ring in the holiday season (and get a jump start on your 2020 exercise goals) at the Hot Chocolate Fun Run this Sunday, Dec 15! 1K/5K/10K routes are available, and the whole family is welcome to attend.

More info and registration below--see you there!
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Shabbat Shalom! Wishing all of our friends, near and far, a warm and restful weekend.
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Tucson JCC
Cycle for Good is back! Join Laura Swenson and music with DJ Thoolan for a special 2 hour Spin ride to benefit The J Taglit Program.

Spinning wheels will complement spinning dreidels as the fourth annual Movement-wide stationary bike event called Cycle for Good takes off on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Thanks to staggered start times, many participants in Cycle for Good will ride indoor bikes at the same time in Jewish Community Centers across North America. Each JCC will ride and raise money for a charity of their choice.

Reserve your bike now for 8am, 9am or both for a suggested donation of $18!
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Free event alert! Join us to kick off the holiday season at GLOW, an interactive glow-in-the-dark party for the whole family. More info and registration here: https://operations.daxko.com/Online/5078/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?program_id=TMP27400&locations=B330
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Winter break is just around the corner, and Camp J is the place for your kids to play, explore, and have a blast this holiday season:

https://tucsonjcc.org/children-and-teens/camp-j/winter-camp-j/
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Tucson JCC
There's still time to sign up for our 1/5/10K Hot Chocolate Fun Run on the 15th! Kick off the holiday season with us--the whole family is welcome!
https://tucsonjcc.org/sports-and-wellness/run-series/hot-chocolate-run/
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