LETTERS: Did we forget Holocaust Remembrance Day?

It seems that City of WeHo hasn’t recognized the Hollocaust Remembrance Day which was yesterday. It also seems that their focus lately has been primarily on the LGBTQ community, aside from the obvious Covid, homelessness and crime issues. Mayor Pro Tem Sepi Shyne in one of the latest meetings also expressed an opinion to cut the budget for a yearly event called Yom HaShoah which usually takes place in April.

I absolutely understand and support all that the city is doing for the LGBTQ community, it’s wonderful that they are putting so much effort into making the community strong. They are also putting incredible amounts of money in producing the Gay Parade every year, which has become a staple for the city BUT there are other communities that reside within the city boundaries and it is so very important for the city to recognize them as well.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is a very important day for many  and shouldn’t be overlooked.

Thank you,

JS


Good Afternoon, Mr. Smith –

Thank you for your email message this afternoon to the City of West Hollywood and members of the City Council regarding Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Your email message was forwarded to me and I’m happy to share some background information.

The City recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day and Yom HaShoah each year. This year, during the current surge in COVID-19 cases, there was no in-person programming specific to Holocaust Remembrance Day. The City did work to raise awareness in a series of posts yesterday noting that Holocaust Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and stand united against antisemitism, bigotry, and hatred.

Here are some specific posts shared by the City yesterday on its official social media pages:

https://www.facebook.com/100064544057342/posts/303825885112211/?d=n

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZPphoXsJUb/?utm_medium=copy_link

Thank you, again, for your note and feedback. Please reach out with any concerns.

All best,

-Joshua

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JF1
JF1
7 months ago

I agree. Shame on Shyne for suggested it especially in light of the fact that the council is spending $80,000+ to paint colors on asphalt. If we do not honor and remember these sober days in history, we are doomed to repeat them. The generations to come must be aware and never forget. VOTE. THEM. OUT.

Stevie
Stevie
8 months ago

How the hell can this be canceled due to Covid “fears” yet the Counciltwits have a Pickleball clinic to train people? Guess the Holocaust isn’t “woke” enough for the Iranian

Last edited 8 months ago by Stevie
greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
8 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Nothing was canceled.

WeHo Now
WeHo Now
8 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Like you know anything. You are John Erickson from Oshkosh! LOL Who hangs out with Sepi Shyne. The anti-semite Muslims frpm Iran

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
8 months ago
Reply to  WeHo Now

Never even met either of them lol.

But your obsession about where some is born is so bizarre.

Your rants are getting even more unhinged these days.

WeHo Independent
WeHo Independent
8 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Shyne is an Iranian refugee and a Muslim and every time there’s a Muslim holiday she announces it at the city council meeting. Not recognizing the fact that this country was supposedly found on the separation of church and state. Which is a total joke because the religious industrial complex does not pay a nickel in taxes. If you’re in Washington, go to Congress and watch some Bible thumping jackass is there praying to one of the sky gods created by old degenerate men that used to have five wives. As for canceling regarding covid, give me a break. Up… Read more »

Jen W.
Jen W.
8 months ago

At least correct the typo on the front page.

Last edited 8 months ago by Jen W.
Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
8 months ago

The social media posts were posted only after I pointed out that there was no recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day. I think the city was shamed into action. I am eager to see where Sepi Shyne stands on funding recognition of events such as this that are culturally important to a significant part of our community.

Enough
Enough
7 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

They did the same thing with September 11. They slapped up a recycled banner from Veterans Day that had nothing to do with 9/11.

Roody
Roody
8 months ago

Seems lately Wehoville is an extension of the City’s PR department. Publishing press releases as “stories” and now this. There is zero journalism on this site anymore. Shame.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
8 months ago
Reply to  Roody

Maybe there should just be a category under “City Releases” that is not on the scroll. That way Wehoville could do its’ public service without detracting from actual news stories.

Larry Block
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

We are purusing updates to the sites with new categories such as that, but this was a letter to the editor, that was sent to all the council members, and included the press releases.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
8 months ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Printing the letter has been in keeping with your policy to give people the opportunity to access the pages of WeHoville for vigorous
community debate.

Eric Jon Schmidt (Henderson)
Eric Jon Schmidt (Henderson)
8 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

smooch

JF1
JF1
7 months ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Great!

JF1
JF1
7 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

That’s an excellent idea! Larry, please consider. Thanks

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