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YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 17

Yom HaShoah is our day of remembrance for the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945.  The word “holocaust” means “burnt offering” and many Jews prefer the Hebrew word Shoah, which connotes catastrophe, calamity, disaster and destruction.  Yom HaShoah occurs on 27 Nisan to coincide with the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising, and this year corresponds to April 15-16.  On Friday, April 17, please join master of ceremonies Mark Schwartz, Shoah survivor Benjamin Wayne and Congregation Ahavath Israel for our Yom HaShoah observance, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

 

BOROUGH-WIDE SUNDAY HOLOCAUST PROGRAMS

On Sunday, April 19, our synagogue will join other Staten Island synagogues for a borough-wide Holocaust program with survivors and speakers at Temple Emanu-El (984 Post Ave).  Doors open at 6:00 pm and the program begins promptly at 6:30 pm.  One week later, on Sunday, April 26, our synagogue is one of the sponsors for the showing of the film No Place on Earth at Temple Israel (315 Forest Ave) at 4:00 pm.

 

RABBI MAZA

Rabbi Maza will join us again on May 8-9, for Parashat Emor.

 

SISTERHOOD EVENTS FOR 2015: 

• Rummage Sale: please start bringing clothes and home items in green plastic bags and we will store it. Once we have enough items we will decide on the date.

• Community BBQ: year-end barbecue, remember those delicious franks?

• Kosher Food Drive:  when you come to Shul, please bring any Kosher items, cans, boxes, cleaning items, nothing perishable.  We want to make up some baskets to donate to Jewish families in need for Purim. 

 

BAR / BAT MITZVAH LESSONS

Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons are now being taught by our services leader, Joel Russo.  Please contact the synagogue at (718) 356-8740 for more information.