So far 19 have booked for the Bus to Belfast. We have now booked a 50 seat bus. Lets endeavour to fill it. We have added a second starting point of 11am on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at Johnstown Parish car park. It will then proceed to pick up others at St. Marks Church, Pearse St. Dublin 2,
All coming on the bus are invited as guests to a special official commemoration of Yom HaShoah in Belfast Castle in the beautiful grounds of Stormont starting at 6.30. We should arrive back at St. Marks in Dublin at 10.30. The cost will be €12 each. Please bring flask and sandwiches.
We are really pleased that the Israeli Embassy also circulated our flyer around their mailing list. This is a wonderful opportunity to join with the Jewish community to commemorate You HaShoah together.. We also believe it will be prophetic for Ireland.
- Paddy Monaghan 0872382941
- Anthony Barrett 0857396456
Further Details of the 23rd April – Holocaust Remembrance Day in Belfast
Bus will leave us at the Jaffe Fountain in Victoria Sq Belfast for 3pm start and we will march to City Hall, about 1 mile away where there will be a rally. Should finish by 4.30. Enclose flyer on this March.
Free time to have lunch in some of the nearby restaurants.
Bus will collect us at 6pm at City Hall and bring us to Belfast Castle, Stormont where the official commemoration happens with the active participation of the N. Ireland Rabbi and the Jewish community along with some other dignitaries.
8.30pm back on Bus to arrive at 10.30 outside St. Marks.
I enclose a flyer for for the March of Life and also some background on this. These Marches of Life was started by Pastor Jobst and Charlotte Bittner from Tubingen in Germany to commemorate those Jews who died on Hitler’s death marches in the last 2/3 months of WW2; 250,000 Jews perished on these Marches.
The message of the March of Life stands for:
- Remembering – working through the past, giving survivors of the Holocaust a voice.
- Reconciliation – healing and restoration between descendants of the victims and perpetrators.
- Taking a stand – for Israel and against modern anti-Semitism.
Since the beginning of the March of Life movement in 2007, marches have been held in 14 nations and in more than 300 cities in cooperation with Christians from a broad variety of churches and denominations, as well as many Jewish communities. In 2011 and 2015, the March of Life was honoured by the Israeli Knesset for its special efforts on behalf of Holocaust survivors. The Jewish Community in N. Ireland have made this March of Life their official Yom HaShoah or Jewish Remembrance Day.
Enclose background on the March of Life (http://www.marchoflife.org/en/v2/footer/about-mol/)