Saturday April 6, 2013

WEST CHESTERFIELD, N.H. -- The First Universalist of West Chesterfield will observe Yom HaShoah during its weekly service on Sunday, April 7, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Elaine Bomford will conduct the service.

Yom HaShoah or "Day of Remembrance," is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance during that period. Through reflection, music and the lighting of candles, parishioners will remember together.

Rev. Bomford is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. She has served as the minister of the First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist in Ashby, Mass., since 1998.

The community is invited to attend this special service. Coffee and refreshments will follow the service. Further information and directions can be found on the church’s website at or by calling 603-256-6346.