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9/13/2012 10:20:00 AM
Oregon Holocaust Resource Center honors community leaders
Mary Jo Tully
Mary Jo Tully

Mary Jo Tully, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland, will be honored by the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center at a luncheon Oct. 14 at Multnomah Athletic Club.

Tully will be honored alongside Portland businessman and Holocaust survivor, Jakob Kryszek and retired Rev. Ross Miller for their "outstanding contribution to the work and ethos of the OHRC."

Local broadcaster Mike Donohue, will be serve as master of ceremonies at the event. Jeannie Smith, second generation Holocaust educator will also speak.

The Circle of Life Luncheon represents the continuation of life despite the efforts of Nazism to destroy an entire culture, says the OHRC.

"It is the passing on of stories and knowledge and of the work of individuals and groups to ensure that the lessons of history continue to be shared," say OHRC officials.

The OHRC works to educate the community on the lessons of the Holocaust through outreach programs and educational resources, and through their Speakers' Bureau of Survivors who donate their time to sharing their experiences.

The luncheon, featuring the Awards Ceremony and speakers, will also feature musical entertainment. Ticket information and opportunities for table sponsorship can be found by contacting the OHRC at 503-245-2733, [email protected], or at our website at www.ohrconline.org.

Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the education programs of the OHRC, a non-profit organization, working with a mission of remembering, recording, explain and enlightening future generations about the facts and consequences of the Holocaust.

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