/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Commemorative ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day/

MONTRÉAL, May 3, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Mayor Denis Coderre invites media representatives to attend an official Ville de Montréal commemorative ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). He will be joined by Mr. Lionel Perez, Mr. Russell Copeman and Mr. Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, members of the Ville de Montréal executive committee. As well, the ceremony will be addressed by Mr. Ziv Nevo Kulman, Israel's Consul General in Montréal, Rabbi Reuben Poupko, co-President of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs - Quebec, two survivors of the Holocaust: Ms. Georgette Brinberg and Mr. Eric Bissell, and several Montréal dignitaries and elected officials.

Symbolizing the importance of Holocaust education and youth, sixty students from Marymount Academy shall attend the ceremony and the Bialik High School Yiddish Choir will sing. The ceremony will conclude with a candle-lighting ceremony of six candles in memory of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, lit by students accompanied by invited elected officials and dignitaries.

The event takes place:



Wednesday, May 4, 2016


11 a.m.


In the entrance lobby at Montréal city hall
275 rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal                                     



SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: Source : Marc-André Gosselin, Attaché de presse, Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, 514 290-1194; Renseignements : Linda Boutin, Division des affaires publiques, Ville de Montréal, 514 872-7218

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