Kristallnacht Shabbat Service and Speaker:  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:30pm
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Join us on Friday November 11, 2016 for a very special Kristallnacht remembrance service. Our Shabbat service will begin at 6:30 PM.   We will be joined by survivor, Carl Dubovy, who will recount the compelling story of his childhood during the Holocaust.  Mr. Dubovy was captured by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz.  He was on a transport that was the only one not unloaded for the gas chambers and was inexplicably sent back to his native of Czechoslovakia.
 
Yom HaShoah:  Holocaust Remembrance Day Every year in April or May, Temple Emanu-El observes  Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This service is observed with a topical speaker at temple and the lighting of yellow yahrzeit candles at home. They are the yellow yahrzeit candles in memory of the millions of Jews who perished  in the Holocaust. The yellow color symbolizes the Jewish star that had to be worn by concentration camp inmates. The purpose of the Yellow Candles  and other Yom HaShoah programs is to Never Forget the tragedy of the Holocaust such that it never happens again. Thank you to the many temple families who through their generous support make this important program possible. You can help honor those who perished by making a contribution that will help purchase these candles. If you would like a Yom HaShoah candle, please visit  the temple office to pick one up.For more information about Yom HaShoah or other activities of the Holocaust Committee, please e-mail Wendy Lubin at Holocaust@emanuel.org.  
Holocaust Remembrance Center We invite you to reflect on this solemn occasion by spending some time in the Holocaust Remembrance Center. Our current exhibit displays items from our permanent collection.  You will find judaica that survived the Holocaust, like the Czech Memorial Torah Scroll, along with several Torah breastplates and finials, as well as artifacts that memorialize life during the Shoah such as identity passes, luggage tags destined for the Theresenstadt camp, and Jewish identification badges.   When you are next at Temple, stop at the Remembrance Center and spend some time in memory of those who perished and in honor of those who survived.
 
Holocaust Speakers The Temple Emanu-El Holocaust Committee is dedicated to bringing in Holocaust survivors to speak in front of the congregation each year at Kristallnacht and Yom HaShoah . Additionally, the children in the Religious School learn about the Holocaust and appreciate the importance of hearing the survivors tell their courageous stories of survival. If you know of any survivors who might be interested in telling their story, please email or call the temple office at (973)992-5560.

A List of Those Who Perished in the Holocaust Many at Temple Emanu-El have family members who perished in the Holocaust. The Holocaust Committee has compiled a list of these family members. This is a perfect opportunity for younger members to ask their older relatives more about their family history and get those names. If you have names of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers or sisters that you would like to see added to this list for use during Yom HaShoah , please either email or call the temple office (992-5560).