47th REMEMBER & TELL SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service


Sunday, April 14, 2024

March of Remembrance & Hope

3 PM | Ricalton Square, Maplewood


4PM | Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church

Service Details:

  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Tamara Freeman | Holocaust Musicologist
  • The Sister Rose Thering Education Award Recipient: Cantor Perry Fine

full details below…


April 14, 2024 | Time: 3 PM


Ricalton Square, Maplewood


Join us for our peaceful March of Remembrance and Hope, a symbolic tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.

Town officials will offer brief remarks, underscoring the importance of unity and remembrance at the start of the march at Ricalton Square in Maplewood, NJ.

The walk will proceed down Maplewood Avenue, up Baker Street, and conclude at Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church.

Rain or shine, this approximately 10-minute walk will be led by community members and participants of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds. 


47th Annual SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service

Join us in honoring and remembering the victims of the Holocaust at our upcoming Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service.

As we come together as a community, we will pay tribute to those who suffered and lost their lives during one of the darkest chapters in human history. Our remembrance service will feature prayers and reflections from leaders of different faith communities, reminding us of the importance of standing up against hate and bigotry. We are honored to welcome our special guest Dr. Tamara Freeman for a powerful tribute to Music of the Holocaust.

The event is open to everyone! Let us unite in grief and hope, and recommit to creating a better world for all.

Special Guest: Dr. Tamara Freeman

Tamara Reps Freeman D.M.A. is the musicologist of the Association of Holocaust Organizations. She is an adjunct professor of Holocaust music, culture and education at Yeshiva University, Cali School of Music Montclair State University and Saint Elizabeth University. Her dissertation is our country’s sole interdisciplinary Holocaust music education curriculum for grades Kindergarten through high school. Dr. Freeman, a concert violist, performs lecture recitals of music composed in WWII ghettos and concentration camps on her 1935 Joseph Bausch viola which was rescued from Berlin in 1942. www.HolocaustMusic.org

The Sister Rose Thering Holocaust Education Award will be awarded to:

Cantor Perry Fine

Sponsored by: South Orange / Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee
Co-Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Holocaust Council