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“For the past few years we have copied a Holocaust Commemoration I first observed set up by the Hillel group at University of Colorado in Boulder,” Rabbi Ariel Russo of Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack reports. The lawn display, which is made of 1,200 colored flags of a few different colors, each flag representing 10,000 civilians murdered in the Holocaust, causes drivers and walkers to stop and read the poster describing the display.

After helping to plant the flags, Hebrew school students participated in a teaching program and ceremony led by Rabbi Russo.