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Carleton Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 26, 2014

Carleton College will observe Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Sunday, April 27, at 5 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky and will include a vigil and reading of names. Louis Newman, Professor of Religious Studies, will present "Moral and Theological Reflections on the Holocaust" as a part of the commemoration. This event is free and open to the public. 

Louis Newman is the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Associate Dean of the College and Director of Advising at Carleton College, where he has been teaching courses in Judaic studies since 1983. One of the country’s leading scholars of Jewish ethics, Newman has special interests in Jewish ethics and contemporary Jewish life and thought, especially in America. 

Newman is the author of Past Imperatives: Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics (1998), and An Introduction to Jewish Ethics (2005).  He is co-editor (with Elliot Dorff) of Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality (1995), Contemporary Jewish Theology (1999), and three other volumes on ethical issues in a series entitled Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices.  His most recent book is Repentance:  The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah (2010). 

Following the memorial service and Newman's presentation, there will be a vigil during which Carleton students will be reading names from lists of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. 

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Office of the Chaplain. For more information, including disability accommodations, contact (507) 222-4003. Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First Street, between College and Winona Streets, in Northfield.