Postponed ~ The benefit concert, Music of Remembrance, to be held Thursday March 19, 2020, has been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Music of Remembrance will be a concert of music by Jewish composers including Max Bruch, Ernest Bloch, and Leonard Bernstein, performed by Lynne Beiler, cello; John-Henry Crawford, cello; Oded Hadar, cello; Priscilla Coblentz Cohen, soprano; Michael Gallant, tenor; and Evelyn Larter, piano. A freewill offering will be received towards the Memorial installation.
The congregation of Deerfield Presbyterian Church firmly believes that love for God requires us to love and support His ancient people, the Jews. Following a trip to Holocaust sites in Poland in March 2019, The Rev. Dr. Kenneth C. Larter, minister, proposed erecting a monument to the Jews murdered in the Holocaust. The location will be in the Chapel Yard cemetery across the road from the historic sanctuary. Architect Joseph Ross, an elder in the congregation, created the design, to be built over the next few months. The total cost is expected to be $15,000.
Tax deductible donations towards the cost of the memorial are being accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Deerfield Presbyterian Church with Holocaust Memorial written on the notation line.
Dedication will be in September 2020.