Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Sunday, April 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will commemorate Yom HaShoah  in the Sanctuary and via livestream on our website. Our Yom HaShoah program this year will be led by Dr. Lefkovitz and our Madrichim from the School of Jewish Studies. The topic is: “The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Warsaw Ghetto Rebellion on its 80th Anniversary”.

Janusz Korczak was a famous Jewish educator and physician who established model progressive orphanages in Poland before World War II. When Jews were cruelly imprisoned in the Warsaw ghetto, Dr. Korczak refused to abandon the children in his care and perished with them in Treblinka. Several months later, Jews still in the ghetto rose up against the Germans in the legendary rebellion whose anniversary we will commemorate.