Yom HaShoah / Holocaust Remembrance Programming
Bet Torah 2017 / 5777
BET TORAH’S YOM HASHOAH REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION
Sunday April 23rd 9:45-10:45 am
We will join together through music, poetry and reflection to mourn and commemorate the loss. The service is not only a tribute to those who perished in the Shoah but will also include inspirational readings from the extraordinary congregant survivors and/or members of their families. Family members of survivors will light yahrtzeit candles in memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. This program will feature art and poetry by the Zayin class. Religious school students younger than 5th grade may attend with parents.
MOVIE ‘AHEAD OF TIME’ & DISCUSSION WITH PRODUCER & HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR EREV YOM HASHOAH
Sunday April 23rd 7-9pm
With her love of adventure and fearlessness, Ruth Gruber defied tradition from the moment she became the world’s youngest PhD at the age of 20 in 1931. Ahead of Time tells the remarkable journey of 96 year-old Gruber. Gruber continued to make history throughout her trail-blazing career by becoming the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935 and escorting 1000 Holocaust refugees from Naples to New York in a secret wartime mission in 1944. She covered the eartwrenching ordeal of the refugees aboard the ship Exodus 1947 with photographs that helped change the world. Please join us for a showing of the documentary on Ruth Gruber entitled “Ahead of Time” (www.ruthgruberthemovie.com). Afterwards, we will have a discussion with documentary executive producer Patti Kenner and Doris Schechter, executive producer and a refugee and Holocaust Survivor rescued by Ruth Gruber. Please RSVP to [email protected]
MEETING HATE WITH HUMANITY: THE HOLOCAUST 75 YEARS LATER
For Teen Learning Community – all teens 7th-12th grade are invited. Explore lessons from the Holocaust that we can apply to combat hate and to stand up for justice today.
Sunday, April 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Learn about Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust on erev Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day with Robin Wald.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR , LOLA MARGULIES SPEAKS AT BET TORAH
Tuesday, April 25th from 4-6pm
For adults, teens and religious school grades 5, 6, 7
Lola Margulies was born in Poland, interned in a ghetto, spent time in a labor camp and was saved by being hidden underground for 10 days.
Here is a link to a brief outline of her story. https://hhrecny.org/speakers-bureau/lola-margulies/
Sunday, April 30, 9:45am - 2:00pm
Field trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC with Loen Amer. For more info contact [email protected] - registration required.
Previous Yom HaShoah April Programming
TALKING TO OUR KIDS ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE HOLOCAUST WITH RABBI BRUSSO
Sunday April 2nd 9:30am
For parents with elementary and middle school age children
“WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES” BOOK DISCUSSION WITH AUTHOR
Chappaqua Public Library event at the Chappaqua Library (Co-presented by Bet Torah)
Tuesday, April 4th at 7pm
Chappaqua Public Library and Bet Torah present “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter. This moving debut novel is a true story of survival. "Of the 30,000 Jews who lived in Radom, Poland at the start of World War II, fewer than 300 survived. Georgia Hunter’s searing emotional debut novel, WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES, is the story of a Jewish family in Radom ripped away from each other at the start of the war, and their extraordinary journey back to each other.
WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES was born of Hunter’s personal drive to uncover her family’s staggering history. It is the story of a family determined to persevere in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and a story that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.