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Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/5/2013 6:15 PM Service of Responsibility with guest speaker Fred Gross Westchester Reform Temple Westchester Reform Temple is honored to welcome holocaust survivor Fred Gross to our annual Service of Responsibility as he shares his story and how it has continued to shape his life and experiences. Fred is the author of One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France, and father of our congregant Adam Gross. Fred did not know his story until he was an adult. The journey to discover his tale is best told in his own words: “I began the process of writing my story in 1988 in a way I knew best, having been a reporter. I interviewed my mother. How could I ever tell it on my own? I was barely 3 years old when Germany invaded my homeland, Belgium, in May 1940. How fortunate I was to question my mother, who was 85 then and in failing health. She died a year later, leaving her youngest son to memorialize her words…Before 1988 I never gave much thought to record my story. My family rarely talked about it at home. Later, I asked my two older brothers, Sam and Leo, to recall their memories. With that I began to write my memoir, the interviews becoming the heart of the book. My story is not simply a running account of staying one step ahead of Hitler. It is about a little boy getting to know his own story as a grown man. It is about discovery, to know who I was as a child and who I am as a grown man - the consequences of my wartime experiences then and now.” Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: 914-723-7727 or www.wrtemple.org


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/6/2013 7:00 PM Yom Hashoah Service Temple Beth Am Guest Speaker Anita Ron Schorr, among the youngest Holocaust survivors of Teresin, Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen. Lived in Israel 1948 - 1959. Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: betham@optonline.net


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/6/2013 8:00 p.m. Music and Memories JCC on the Hudson A concert commemorating Yom HaShoah at the JCC on the Hudson launches a weeklong series of events highlighting the Jewish community’s past and celebrating its present. The Jewish Cultural Festival will take place from April 6-14 in a variety of area locations. The events kick off at the JCC Saturday evening, April 6, at a concert titled “Music and Memories”, by renowned composer-violist, the Russian-born Lev Zhurbin, also known as Ljova. In addition to Ljova’s compositions for string quartet, the concert will include the solo piano performance of “Sirota”, which means orphan in Russian. The latter incorporates a recording made in 1908 in Warsaw by Cantor Gershon Sirota, who was killed during the Warsaw ghetto uprising and is often referred to as “the Jewish Caruso”. Ljova will be accompanied by faculty members of the JCC School of Music and Performing Arts. The evening begins with a wine and cheese reception.

Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? Yes If yes, adults: 10/pp If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: Call 914.366.7898 or visit www.jcconthehudson.org For more information, contact: Lois Green, 914.366.7898


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/6/2013 8:00 p.m. Music and Memories JCC on the Hudson A chamber music concert featuring Russian-born violist Lev Zhurbin (Ljova). In addition to playing his compositions for string quartet there will be a solo piano performance of “Sirota�, which incorporates a 1908 recording by Cantor Gershon Sirota (the Jewish Caruso), who was killed during the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Faculty members of the JCC School of Music and Performing Arts will accompany Ljova. This concert is being given in remembrance of Yom HaShoah. Pre-performance wine and cheese reception. Fee: $10/pp. Call 366-7898 to rsvp. Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? Yes If yes, adults: $10/pp If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: Visit jcconthehudson.org or contact the JCC on the Hudson @ 914.366.7898. For more information, contact: Lois Green @ 914.366.7898


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 10:00 AM WJC Yom HaShoah Commemeration Westchester Jewish Center, Mamaroneck, NY The event will begin with a short memorial service and some readings. The featured speaker will be Prof. Timothy Snyder of Yale University, a world renowned Holocaust scholar. Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Marc Karell, 914-584-6720


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 10:00 AM books@ghc Greenburgh Hebrew Center Andrea Strongwater, author of "Where We Once Gathered: the Lost Synagogues of Europe" will talk about her book which tells about the thousands of synagogues that were destroyed i. World War Two and the communities they represented. She is an author and an artist and the book contains paintings of the synagogues that served as centers of Jewish life. Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Seniorvp@g-h-c.org


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 10:00 AM Westchester Jewish Center Yom HaShoah Commemoration Westchester Jewish Center, Mamaroneck, NY The events will begin with a brief prayer service at the WJC Holocaust Memorial and reading of the names of victims from local families. There will then be poetry and other readings written by those in the camps. The featured speaker of the day is Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University, an internationally acclaimed Holocaust scholar. The program is educational and appropriate for children 10 years of age and older. Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Marc Karell, 914-584-6720


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 1:00 PM Festival of Kindness Temple Israel Center of White Plains Festival of Kindness (Hesed) on Sunday, April 7th 2013, 1PM - 8PM at Temple Israel Center. Partnering with BBYO and the JCC of Mid-Westchester The International Festival of Tolerance takes place each year at the Terezin Camp in the Czech Republic. This year, we will host our own version of the international movement towards acceptance, inclusion and celebration of diversity through music, film, speakers, presenters, workshops and an afternoon of learning, exploring and living lessons from the Shoah. The Festival will feature: Ongoing Expo of crafts, hands-on activities for Nursery School - High School, local organizations and ways to make a difference in your home community Triangles for Truth ongoing art project (http://www.trianglesoftruth.org/) Film screening of the nationally acclaimed film Bully, 1-3 PM, followed by break out groups and discussions led by BBYO & T.I.C. Educators Speakers and interactive "Kindness" workshops for kids of all ages, pre-teens, teens and parents (including: - a tae kwon do bully-proofing workshop led by Master Edwards - Cyber Bullying workshop for parents Musical performances by local youth Dinner for teens and Holocaust Survivors at 5:30pm Community-wide ceremony at 8pm Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Director of Family Education, Erin Beser at ticfamilyed@gmail.com


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 1:00 PM Showing of movie La Rafle (The Roundup) Congregation Kol Ami At Kol Ami on April 7th at 1:00 pm: Watch La Rafle (The Roundup). On July 16, 1942, French police carried out an extensive raid on Jews in greater Paris, resulting in the arrest of more than 13,000 people — including 4,000 children. After spending several miserable days in the Vélodrome d’Hiver stadium at the apex of summer with little food or water, families were deported to internment camps elsewhere in France and then, finally, to Auschwitz. With its emotionally astute and sensitive exploration of a long taboo subject in France — Jacques Chirac issued a public apology to the citizens of France only in 1995 — the raid, its political backdrop and the exquisite and poignant beauty of Paris during war time are brought to stirring life in writer-director Rose Bosch’s new French cinema classic. Please note that this film is not appropriate for children under 14. Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Jane Friedberg, 949-4717 x 101


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 1:30 PM Film The Roundup Congregation Kol Ami At Kol Ami on April 7th at 1:00 pm: Watch La Rafle (The Roundup). On July 16, 1942, French police carried out an extensive raid on Jews in greater Paris, resulting in the arrest of more than 13,000 people — including 4,000 children. After spending several miserable days in the Vélodrome d’Hiver stadium at the apex of summer with little food or water, families were deported to internment camps elsewhere in France and then, finally, to Auschwitz. With its emotionally astute and sensitive exploration of a long taboo subject in France — Jacques Chirac issued a public apology to the citizens of France only in 1995 — the raid, its political backdrop and the exquisite and poignant beauty of Paris during war time are brought to stirring life in writer-director Rose Bosch’s new French cinema classic. Please note that this film is not appropriate for children under 14.

Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Jane Friedberg


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 2:00 PM Concert of Life & Remembrance Mahopac Public Library 668 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 This concert features performances by Reenat Pinchas (cello), Chihiro Shibayama (percussion), and the Westchester/Putnam Youth String Octet. Musical selections will include the theme from Schindler's List, and "There's A Place for Us" written by Leonard Bernstein. Additional readings will accompany the performance. Reservations are required; visit www.mahopaclibrary.org, or call 845-628-2009, ext 100. Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: 845-628-2009, ext 100


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 7:00 PM CSI's Annual Holocaust Commemoration 1666 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 CSI welcomes Hy Mendelowitz, Holocaust Survivor. Hy was born in Huedin, Romania in 1927. In 1944 he was deported by the Germans to Cluj, Romania, and then from there was moved in a box car to Auschwitz. After spending only a few days in Auschwitz, he was tranported to Germany. Hy was liberated at the end of the war, April 29, 1945, when he arrived at Dachau. He came to the U.S. in 1947 and went on to marry his wife, Miriam. They live in Peekskill, NY and have two children, 4 grandchidlren and 2 great grandchildren. One of their grandsons graduated from West Point. Please join us as Mr. Mendelowitz shares his experiences with us. Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: ellen@csibriarcliff.org


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 7:00 PM Yom HaShoah Commemoration Beth El Synagogue Center A brief service commemorating Yom HaShoah, immediately following evening services. Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Hazzan Jamie Gloth, jgloth@bethelnr.org, 914-235-2700, x252


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 10:00 a.m.-noon Finding Lost Synagogues and Klezmer Concert Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Dobbs Ferry, NY Andrea Strongwater offers a visual history of the European synagogues that didn’t survive the Holocaust. She covers the topic in an exquisite assemblage of paintings and words in her book, Where We Once Gathered, Lost Synagogues of Europe. The last half of the event will feature a performance by internationally known klezmer violinist Jake Shulman-Ment, who grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson. He also will discuss his love of klezmer music, which began when he was a teen and his work with Holocaust survivor-players from Romania. Free. Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Greenburgh Hebrew Center @ 914.693.4260


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 10:30 -12:30 Garden of Hope 85 Linden St, Yonkers, NY To commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, J-Teen Leadership and Westhab, Inc. are partnering to bring two communities together. They have been working together all year to plan a garden in a Yonkers community that will promote hope and peace. The day will be made special by the planting of a chestnut tree in honor of Anne Frank. Come help participate in this meaningful event! Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? Yes If yes, adults: $18 If yes, children (if appropriate): $18 To purchase tickets: http://jteenleadership.org/events For more information, contact: Josh Sarkozi - josh@jteenleadership.org or 914-557-8638


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 10:30AM-noon CSI Religious/High School Yom Hashoan Remembrance Day with Alan Moskin, Speaker Congregation Sons of Israel, 1666 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 It was May 1945 when soldier Alan Moskin, only 18 years old, along with the members of the 66th Infantry, 71st Division, of General George Patton's Third Army saw the camp of Mauthehausen. You are invited to hear the story of this brave American Jew who served his country and bears witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust. *Note appropriate for 4th graders through HS and adults. Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: youtheducator@csibriarcliff.org


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 10a.m. Yom HaShoah Commemoration WJC Holocaust Memorial and Temple The Yom HaShoah ceremony will begin with a short service at the WJC Holocaust Memorial, where we will honor the memory of all who perished in the Shoah. Our featured speaker will be Timothy David Snyder, whose presentation will address the question, “How Could the Holocaust Have Happened?� Professor Snyder is Housum Professor of History, Yale University, an internationally known Holocaust scholar, and author of five critically acclaimed books, including Sketches from a Secret War and The Red Prince. His most recent book, Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, is the winner of ten major awards. Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Daniel Berkowitz


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 3:00pm 31st Annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT Temple Sholom and UJA Greenwich invite you to join us for the 31st Annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration with Guest Speaker Judith Kallman. Judith was just 5 years old when she watched her parents and older siblings be deported to Auschwitz. Rescued and hidden by both Jews and Christians, Judith survived and ultimately came to America in 1956. Join us as Judith shares her moving story. Appropriate for Adults only, Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Sheila Romanowitz, sheila@ujafedgreenwich.org


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El Shaarei Tikvah and the Westchester Jewish Council Present the Annual Westchester County Holocaust Commemoration Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El 2 Ogden Road, Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El Shaarei Tikvah and the Westchester Jewish Council Present the Annual Westchester County Holocaust Commemoration Keeping the Memory Alive:Generation to Generation Keynote Speakers Ina & Jack Polak Sunday, April 7, 2013 ~ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm held at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, New York Free and Open to the Public For More Information Contact 914.696.0738, info@wjcouncil.org

Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: 914.696.0738, info@wjcouncil.org


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 7:15pm Yom Hashoah Congregational Service Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester-Rye Annual Joint Synagogue Yom Hashoah Commeration at alternating Synagogues. Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: Susan Needleman susann@jcch.org


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/7/2013 7:30pm Yom HaShoah Service Temple Beth Abraham Dr. Lewis Reznik, a retired dentist and Holocaust Survivor, will address the congregation. The service and speaker are appropriate for adults and children ages 8 and up. Dr. Reznik is the author of "A Boy's Holocaust", a memoir of his war time experiences. He was inspired to write this memoir by one of his daughters. As the survivors of the Holocaust age, they especially want to reach the children who will be their only link to the future. Appropriate for Adults only, Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: The Temple Office at 914-631-1770


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/8/2013 7:30 Film Screening: Suskind Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville As part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival, AJC Westchester will be sponsoring a special screening in observance of Yom Hazikaron LaShoa Ve'legvurah. This film in Dutch and German tells the story of Walter Süskind who worked for the Jewish Council in Amsterdam during World War II. By playing a cat-and-mouse game with S.S. officer Aus der Fünten, Süskind managed to save almost a thousand Jewish children from deportation. The film is based on a true story. Q&A following the screening with Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC’s Director of International Jewish Affairs and with Steve Apkon, Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center. A dessert reception will follow the discussion. Appropriate for Adults only Fee to attend? Yes If yes, adults: $15 If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: Visit www.ajc.org/westchester/jff2013 For more information, contact: Jill Friedman - friedmanj@ajc.org or 914-948-5585


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

4/8/2013 7pm Mt Vernon JCC Holocaust Remembrance Mount Vernon City Hall Annual Mt Vernon Holocaust Remembrance sponsored by the Mt Vernon JCC. Appropriate for Adults and children Fee to attend? No If yes, adults: If yes, children (if appropriate): To purchase tickets: For more information, contact: David Reich -- reichcomm@earthlink.net


Yom HaShoah 2013 Commemorative Events

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2013 Yom HaShoah Commemorative Events  

Westchester County, New York events commemorating Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)