February 27, 2018

 

Press Release

Annual Teaneck Holocaust Commemoration date is April 11, 2018

Contact:  Amy Elfman [email protected]

917-576-7444

 

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck will hold its annual observance of Yom Hashoa on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:30pm at Teaneck High School. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Moshe Avital.  Dr. Avital survived six different concentration camps and was eventually liberated at Buchenwald. Traveling illegally to Palestine, Dr. Avital fought in Israel’s wars from 1947 to 1956. A well known author and speaker, Dr. Avital’s harrowing journey from victim to victor is one you won’t want to miss.

The program will once again feature vocalist Jonathan Rimberg accompanied by violinist Stephanie Kurtzman and the Yeshivat Noam Choir. A highlight of the event will be a multi-generational candle lighting ceremony led by holocaust survivors and their families during which the names of holocaust victims with ties to the community will be read.

A pre-event reception for survivors and their families will take place in the high school’s Media room, beginning at 6:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served and Hebrew and Yiddish music will be provided by Yitzy Glicksman.

During the month of April, the Teaneck Public Library will feature a special Holocaust-inspired exhibit by students of Ma’aynot High School for Girls in Teaneck.  This same artwork will be exhibited in Bergenfield’s Public Library during the month of May.

The event is free to the public and handicapped-accessible accommodations are available. Teaneck High School is located on Cranford Place (off Queen Anne Road).  For more information, go to teaneckyomhashoa.org or call Steve Fox at 201-362-6776. To attend the reception for survivors and their families, please Annette Prager 201-638-5621.