Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell — CAI Commemorates Kristallnacht will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10, 7-9 p.m.
The program will feature remarks by Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D., director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University and former deputy director of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and director of the museum’s Holocaust Research Institute.
CAI member Harriet Sepinwall, Ed.D., founding director and professor emerita of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at the College of Saint Elizabeth, will be honored as a CAI Mitzvah Hero for Excellence in Holocaust Education. Special guest speaker is Dr. Helen Streubert, president, College of St. Elizabeth.
Register at agudath.org or contact email@example.com or
Kean University, Union — A Kristallnacht Commemoration Concert, “Voices Lost… Voices Born,” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at Kean Hall 127. The concert will feature music by Dutch-Jewish composers lost in the Holocaust.
Millburn Public Library — “Remembrance Through Music: Commemorating the Kristallnacht” will be presented by the Museum of Human Rights, Freedom, and Tolerance and Blue Mountain Chamber Music Players on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.
The Blue Mountain Chamber Music Players will present the NJ premiere of two songs by Harold Levin, written to the anonymous poems from Germany that survived the Holocaust that were found in the family archive by the son and grandson of Holocaust survivor Mark Mayerowitz. Also included in the program is Yizkor by Oedoen Partos, a Hungarian-Israeli composer and violist who was saved from the Nazis by the musician Bronislaw Guberman; and an introduction by Rutgers University Prof. Stephen Bronner.
Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains — A community-wide commemoration
will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.
Peter Fleischmann, a representative of the Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust, will share the story of how over 1,500 Torahs from Czechoslovakia were saved during Kristallnacht and over the course of the war.
Six of the Torahs are housed at Temple Sholom; Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains; Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah, Clark; Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford; Temple Emanu-El, Westfield; and Temple Sinai, Summit. Students from each congregation will speak about the origin of their particular scroll, which will be on display throughout the program.
Call 908-889-4900 or go to sholomnj.org.