PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local Jewish community is honoring lives lost during the Holocaust as well as survivors and their families. The Holocaust Resource Center in Galloway hosted a virtual Mitzvah Zecher Avot Cemetery Service Sunday morning.
The custom remembers those who died and weren’t able to receive a proper burial.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk More Than 100 Penn State Students Temporarily Suspended After Missing Weeks Of COVID Tests
It usually happens in a cemetery, but had to be done online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are now in the final hours of survivors living among us, and we now are taking up the mantle of remembering the generation that disappeared, that could not have a place,” said Rabbi Michael Berebaum American Scholar, Professor.MORE NEWS: 3 Men Injured In Wynnefield Shooting, Police Say
Jewish communities practice this custom during the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.