Holocaust Remembrance Program on April 23

On the evening of Sunday, April 23, there will be a Yom HaShoah—a Holocaust Remembrance program at the Temple Beth-El Sanctuary (201 Beach 121st Street).

Dr. Alexander Gruenstein, nephew of Mira Nakash Hackel and son of Drs. Lynn Chinitz and Steven Gruenstein, will be one of the keynote speakers at the community-wide Yom HaShoah program. The Chinitz family has deep ties to the Temple and remains a strong voice in the Jewish community. It is over 80 years since the Holocaust began and education remains one of the vital components in dealing with this hate and bias.  Accordingly, the topic of the evening will be, “Antisemitism- Are Our Schools Doing Their Job?”  Concerning the Shoah, Dr. Eli Wiesel, of blessed memory, often said, “Let us be a voice, not an echo.  Let us not be bystanders but let us step forward and speak out.” In this spirit, we ask you to mark your calendar, spread the word to children, grandchildren, family, and friends and join us April 23 for an evening of memory, hope and unity. 

The evening will also feature a candle lighting ceremony, clergy remarks and a youth cantata. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by West End Temple, Temple Beth-El of Rockaway Park, Rockaway Jewish Community, Jewish War Veterans and held in accordance with National Days of Remembrance as designated by Congress. All are welcome. Masks are optional.

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