Community Memorial Service for Elie Wiesel July 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee campus

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee invites the community to join in remembering the life of this celebrated human rights advocate.


(Sarasota-Manatee) The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is hosting a memorial service for Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, author, and renowned human rights advocate, who died on Saturday at the age of 87. The service will include remarks from area clergy and Holocaust survivors and music, Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Beatrice Friedman Theater, on the campus of the Federation, 582 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. For security purposes, reservations to attend must be made in advance.Visit to RSVP. For more information, contact Jessi Sheslow, director of Community Relations, at 941-343-2109 or

“Elie Wiesel, of blessed memory, embodied the determination of the human spirit to overcome the darkest of evils, and survive against all the odds,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. “His life was dedicated to the fight against all hatred, and for the sake of man as created in the image of God; he was a guide for us all.”


About The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen Jewish life and identity in the Sarasota-Manatee community, provide for Jewish people in need, and to promote support for Israel. In addition, the Federation is responsive when worldwide catastrophes occur. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit