Teaneck Holocaust Commemoration Set for April 16, 2015

Teaneck—The Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck will hold its annual observance of Yom HaShoah on Thursday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. at Teaneck High School. The keynote speakers this year are Howard and Nancy Kleinberg who first met in Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp where Nancy saved Howard’s life. Their story of their survival and reunion is nothing short of a miracle. For up-to-date information on the event, visit www.teaneckyomhashoa.org. A Pre-Event Reception for Survivors and their families will be held before the event commencing at 6pm. The Committee is seeking six families for “candle lighters” to participate in the program. To qualify as a candle lighter, there must be three living generations (including a survivor) from each family who are willing and able to participate in the ceremony on stage. For more information and to participate, contact Regina Koenig at 201-387-1511 or regimk325@aol.com.

The Committee has also announced the launch of their a Facebook page and encourage all to visit the page and click on LIKE.Go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teaneck-Holocaust-Commemoration/788249994586988?ref=hl

Visitors will be able to see what is posted on the page including information about this year’s keynote speakers Howard and Nancy Kleinberg, other news about this year’s event and photos from past events. The Teaneck Commemoration Committee encourages everyone to Like the page and copy, paste and email the link to friends and family.

The Committee is also currently seeking copies of pre-war and post-war European family photos to be shown at this year’s event.  To send photos, pictures should be cropped before scanning (this can usually be done in the “preview mode” of the scanning software) and scanned at 300 dpi. Al photos can be emailed with Yom Hashoa Family Photo in the subject.  Please include the family name in the body of email and mail photos to Steve Fox at HYPERLINK foxy555@aol.com.