On Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm, Falmouth Jewish Congregation will hold a service to mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary film Numbered. The public is invited to all or either part of the evening’s program. The service will begin at 7:00 P.M. in Goode Chapel and the film will follow at approximately 7:45 P.M. in Speen Hall. Both service and film, which is free of charge, will take place in the Blanche & Joel D. Seifer Community Center at 7 Hatchville Road. Each year Falmouth Jewish Congregation holds a public memorial service and educational program and invited the public so that, together, we may remember the Shoah (the preferred Jewish term for the Holocaust). Using the dedicated service included in our prayer book, we remember with words, song, and poetry those who died, those who suffered, and those who showed heroism through resistance and rescue. Following the service and its concluding period of silence, we move to Speen Hall to view Numbered, an Israeli documentary (55 minutes; 2012) directed by Uriel Sinai and Dana Doron. The film received the following awards: Best Documentary at the Religion Today Film Festival, Italy 2013; Special Jury Mention at the Religion Today Film Festival, Italy 2013; Best Debut Film Award at the Israeli Documentary Forum Awards 2012; The Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival 2012. Numbered is a collage of narratives and photographs of Auschwitz survivors who were tattooed during their incarceration. Viewers are challenged to see the Shoah through the lens of Uriel Sinai from vantage points that are novel and compelling; a survivor who defiantly adopts his number for all computer-based security codes, a “next generationer” who enters a tattoo parlor to perpetuate father’s number on her skin, entire families who decide to “move on,” and some who don’t.Auschwitz prisoners, both Jewish or non-Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms. An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only some several thousand survivors are still alive today. Numbered is an explosive, highly visual, and emotionally cinematic journey, guided by testimonies and portraits of these survivors. The film documents the dark time and setting during which these tattoos were assigned as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war. In fact, the film’s protagonist is the number itself, as it evolves and becomes both a personal and collective symbol from 1940 to today. These scars, paradoxically unanimous and anonymous, reveal themselves to be diverse, enlightening, and full of life. The Falmouth Jewish Congregation Community Center is located at 7 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth. Facilities are handicap accessible and all are welcome at this Reform Jewish congregation serving the Upper Cape and beyond with opportunities for worship, lifelong Jewish learning, and engagement in social justice. For further information please call 508-540-0602 or visit www.falmouthjewish.org.