Though the covid-19 pandemic prevented the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education from gathering at the Rockland County Courthouse on Yom HaShoah this year, local people still came together to remember the Holocaust. They came together virtually, in partnership with the Justice Brandeis Law Society and the Rockland County Bar Association. Each year, judges, justices, lawyers, and legal staff join to remember their profession’s part in this history, as well as the significance of their work today.
The commemoration included remarks and candle lightings by the museum’s executive director, Andrea Winograd, and by several of Rockland County’s legal community leaders, including the Honorable Jeffrey A. Cohen and the Honorable Alan D. Scheinkman and lawyers Paul Adler, Dr. Nancy Low-Hogan, and Keith I. Braunfotel. There also was a piano performance by Marilyn Hazan.