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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, December 19, 2009

Homeless service set for Monday

Advertiser Staff

Honolulu will join cities across the country on Monday in remembering the thousands who have died this year while homeless.

The local Homeless Memorial Service, set for 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Square, is organized by advocates for the homeless and planned to coincide with Winter Solstice — the longest night of the year.

The event is open to the public and will include activities for kids and families as well as an opportunity to remember Honolulu's homeless population. For additional information, e-mail ejoyce7@hotmail.com.


A evening with Zvi Bielski," son of Zus Bielski, who is featured in the movie "Defiance," will be hosted tomorrow by Chabad of Hawaii.

"Defiance" depicts the true story of the Jewish Bielski brothers who escaped the Nazi slaughter of their town and escaped into the Belarussian woods. Their plan was to hide and save themselves, but soon they found themselves responsible for the many Jewish refugees who joined them. As their numbers multiplied, they set up three self-sustaining villages in the wilderness over a three-year period.

Their story will be detailed in a lecture, set for 7:30 p.m. at Chabad headquarters, on the second floor of the Ala Moana Hotel. Tickets are $18 at the door. For more information about the event or the movie, call 735-8161.


A pair of "Christmas Cantatas" (vocal compositions with instrumental accompaniment) will be sung at 11 a.m. today at the Wahiawä Seventh-day Adventist Church; and 7 p.m. tomorrow at Olive United United Methodist Church in Wahiawä. For additional information, call 622-1717.