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Yom HaShoah 2021


Yom HaShoah Shabbat Services

Friday, April 9 at 6:00pm
Congregant Anna Klein will speak about the book Torah from the Years of Wrath 1939-1943 by Henry Abramson and the sermons of Rabbi K. Shapira.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration: One Survivor Remembers

Sunday, April 11 at 4:00pm
Jewish For Good is honored to have Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser as the speaker for Yom HaShoah. Born in Krakow, Poland in 1928, Ben survived the notorious three-week death train from Buchenwald to Dachau that arrived just three days before liberation. Today he is the last living survivor of that infamous train ride. Rabbi Soffer will recite the Kaddish and El Male Rachamim for the community. Click here to learn more and to register.

Who Will Write Our History: Film and Conversation

Sunday, April 11 at 7:00pm
The documentary film Who Will Write Our History brings to life the creation of the Oyneg Shabbes Archive—a daring effort to document the daily lives of Jews imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. Watch the film, and then join Robin Buller (PhD candidate in history at UNC) for a discussion of the film and its illumination of varieties of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. In honor of Yom HaShoah. RSVP here to receive access to the film and the Zoom conversation. The film will be available for independent viewing after 3/28 and will be sent to you via the email you registered with. Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.

Other Holidays and Observances at JRC

Our Jewish year is rich with minor holidays, historical commemorations, and other special observances. At Judea Reform, we do not offer events for every special day, but, if there is interest, we have often scheduled a service or other observance, such as a special Rosh Chodesh gathering or a Lag BaOmer picnic.

Also, we partner with the rest of the Durham-Chapel Hill community to observe Yom HaShoah and Yom HaAtzmaut (Holocaust Remembrance and Israeli Indepencence days).

Please check here again for details about other holiday celebrations.

Tue, December 7 2021 3 Tevet 5782