Tolerance in a Time of Intolerance will be the theme of North Shore Community College’s 26th Forum on Tolerance, Thursday, November 4, 6:45-8:45 p.m. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held at NSCC’s Lynn Campus gym, 300 Broad St., Lynn.
NSCC will celebrate the compassion and moral courage of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who served as the Consul in Lithuania at the beginning of World War II. Sugihara, who despite being forbidden to do so by the Japanese government, signed exit visas for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany’s persecution. By following his conscience and disobeying his government, Sugihara saved the lives of 6,000 Jews.
Rabbi Reuven Cohn, whose parents were among those saved by Sugihara, is the featured speaker at this year’s Forum. He is an instructor at the Hebrew College and Maimonides School in Boston. Excerpts from the video, Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness, will be shown and the international choral group, Chorus Boston, will give a musical performance of Japanese songs.
Light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available on the Lynn Campus or for a small fee in the MBTA garage. For further information, contact Dr. Sheldon Brown at 781-593-6722, x6294.