Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

In a second annual partnership event, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation and Temple Ahavat Achim will present a Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day program. The program will include the world premiere of a new work for strings, piano, clarinet, and vocalists, The Grip of Evil: The Endurance of Hope, by American composer Leslie Steinweiss, commissioned for the occasion. Music for solo clarinet by Stephen Bates, a performance of Gideon Klein’s String Trio by the Radlberger Ensemble, a reading by Holocaust Legacy Fellow Gillian Pergament, and related stories by storyteller Judith Black, will complete the program.

A Kosher brunch will be offered at Temple Ahavat Achim prior to the concert. Following the brunch, participants will walk together to the Gloucester Meetinghouse at the corner of Middle and Church Streets. Event details subject to change.

Harry Hinlian

The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of the late Harry Hintlian, a former GMF board member, philanthropist, and avid environmentalist. Together with his wife Mary, Harry was a generous donor towards the ongoing preservation and improvement of the Meetinghouse. One of those gifts was three hectares of land, newly-planted with specialized trees in Costa Rica and managed by Reforest the Tropics. Founded by Harry Hintlian, RTT is the only United Nations sanctioned carbon sequestration project to permanently gather and sequester CO2. In addition to the Meetinghouse’s extensive insulation and energy conservation measures, this gift resulted in the historic building becoming one of the few “net zero,” or carbon neutral, examples in America.

Event Info:

  • April 2021 (date tbd)
  • Gloucester UU Church


Gloucester UU Church
10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930