Holocaust Remembrance Week

Friday, April 14 - Thursday, April 20

Join us for a week of programming that reflects on our history and inspires our future.

At a time when anti-semitism has been especially visible in this country, we, at CBI, feel it is our responsibility to fight hate by educating our community about the dangers of intolerance and the difference each one of us can make. While the Holocaust provides important lessons from the past to learn for the present and the future, it significantly brings to the forefront human rights and social justice issues. These lessons give people of all ages an empathetic lens to view today’s complex issues and see the role they can each play in working towards a more loving and peaceful society. It is our hope that our local survivors, their families and millions of other victims will not be forgotten, and their stories will spark positive action.

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Yad Vashem “No Child’s Play” Exhibit

Friday, April 14 - Thursday, April 20
Rosenthal Rotunda

In conjunction with our Yom HaShoah programming, we are fortunate to have secured the exhibit, “No Child’s Play” courtesy of the American Society for Yad Vashem. This exhibit opens a window into the world of our children during the Holocaust. Instead of history, statistics, or descriptions of physical violence, this display will focus on images of the toys, games, artwork, diaries, and poems highlighting some personal stories of the children to provide a glimpse into their lives during the Holocaust. It tells the story of the struggle of these children to hold on to life and describes their attempts to maintain their childhood and youth by creating for themselves a different reality from that which surrounded them. This exhibit was displayed at the United Nations in 2006.

A viewing of this exhibit will be led by our Religious School Director, Rachel Wolff, at 6PM prior to services on Friday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 18.

Friday Night Shabbat Service with CBI Member and Holocaust Survivor Samuel Ron

Friday, April 14 at 6:30PM
Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

By some miracle, CBI Member Samuel Ron and his both parents survived the Nazi camps. He will be joining us on the bimah to recount his experience and the importance of teaching the history of the Holocaust.

"Learning from the Past to Create a Better Future" with Montana Tucker

Sunday, April 16
12PM Lunch with Docuseries Viewing (North Social Hall)
12:45PM Presentation (Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary)

SLJ students and their families are invited to join social activist Montana Tucker for a conversation about how to use your social platforms to ignite change!

With both her grandparents being Holocaust survivors, she recently unveiled her new docuseries "How To: Never Forget" with a mission to educate the masses on the Holocaust and how detrimental it was to humanity.

Complimentary for SLJ Students; $18 for Member Guests

Yom HaShoah Commemoration and Ceremony

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30PM
Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

Led by CBI Clergy and BISY, this ceremony will also feature guest speaker Riva Ginsburg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Yiddish Language and Culture professor who will discuss the impact of the Holocaust on children and grandchildren of survivors.