Boomers Jewish History Event
Boomers & Beyond
Auschwitz Exhibition Romaniote Synagogue Stanton Street Shul
This is one of our most requested outings ever. On July 1 we will be visiting the highly acclaimed Auschwitz Exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of
human evil—one that arose not long ago and not far away. For the first time, 74 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a traveling exhibition dedicated to the historical significance of the camp is being presented to a U.S. audience. This will be your best opportunity to experience this momentous exhibition.
For lunch, you will have all of the delicacies of the Lower East Side available: Russ & Daughters, Katz’s, Yonah Schimmel’s, the Pickle Guys and many more for you to choose from. Indigestion Galore! Other stops will include the New Essex Street Market with its wide variety of vendors (even an ice cream factory) and two of the most historic synagogues in New York City:
Kehila Kedosha Janina is the only Romaniote Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Romaniote Jews are a unique community whose history in Greece dates back over two thousand three hundred years to the time of Alexander the Great. This congregation was first organized in New York in 1906 by Greek-speaking Romaniote Jews. They moved to this location in 1927 to assure the preservation of their unique traditions, customs, liturgy and language.
We will also be visiting the Stanton Street Shul. Incorporated in 1893, the community of Jewish immigrants from Galicia, (formerly Austria-Hungary, then Poland, now the Ukraine), created their place of worship in 1913, within a thriving Lower East Side Jewish community. Today, it is one of the few tenement shuls still left of the 700 congregations recorded in 1918 serving the Jews of the Lower East Side. The Stanton Street Synagogue survives today as a distinctive architectural, cultural and religious landmark of the Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jewish community of New York City’s Lower East Side.
We will be leaving Bet Torah at 8:00AM, arriving back at approximately 6:30PM. Be sure to sign up ASAP
Date and Time:
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 8:00am