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TINW Yom Hashoah Activities 2019


WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019 • 26 NISAN 5779

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Community Room

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.  Please click here to register in advance for this free showing supported by Rabbi Jaech's Discretionary Fund.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019 • 26 NISAN 5779

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

It has been seventy-four years since Nazi concentration camps were liberated, and the Holocaust that claimed six million Jewish lives, along with five million others, came to an end. To ensure that our sisters and brothers did not die in vain and that the Holocaust never happens again, TINW Brotherhood will once again join Jews and others throughout North America to honor their memory, and to keep aware of the need for vigilance, by participating in the YOM HASHOAH YELLOW CANDLE PROGRAM.

We hope that you will symbolically join with other members of our synagogue by lighting one candle on Yom HaShoah, which begins Wednesday evening, May 1st, 2019.  Yom HaShoah candles represent a highly visible symbol of both the yellow badge that Jews were forced to wear under Nazi occupation and the promise that we can make our world a better place to live. It is our hope that this event, centered on the lighting of a Yellow Candle, will become an annual event in your home.  Candles will be distributed to CJL students prior to May 1.  Click here for more information and to donate to this program.  

County-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration -
Garden of Remembrance

Thursday, May 2, 2019 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Garden of Remembrance 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains

The commemoration will include the Torah scrolls from communities destroyed by the Nazis, including Temple Israel’s scroll from Austerlitz in the Czech Republic, which will be carried by Rabbi Jaech.


InterFaith Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Sunday, May 5 

4:00 PM,  First Hebrew Congregation, Peekskill

TINW members are encouraged to join the Peekskill Area Pastors Association Interfaith Yom HaShoah commemoration. Rabbi Jaech has been on the planning committee for this event and arranged the speaker, Cantor Judith Steel, who was an infant on the Saint Louis. 

Cantor Judith Steel was born in Berlin at the beginning of WWII. Her family was Jewish, and escaped aboard the ship St Louis in 1939 when she was an infant…only to be turned away by Cuba and the US. The ship was returned to Europe.  Her family disembarked in Belgium only to be interred in Camp Gurs. Her father was able to sneak her out to a French Catholic family, who hid her during the war. She came to live in the US in 1946, sponsored by her Aunt & Uncle.


TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019 • 16 IYAR 5779

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Community Room

Joan Salomon, Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center speaker, will discuss her family's experiences with the Holocaust in her presentation "Reviving My Family's History: Memorializing the Forgotten Jews of Mainz". This speaking engagement is sponsored by the TINW Brotherhood.

Mon, February 17 2020 22 Sh'vat 5780