1993 Holocaust Torah

More than 1,000 persons attended the Sinai Temple Men’s Club’s Holocaust Remembrance/Yom Hashoah program this year. The focus was the gift of a Holocaust Torah that was saved by a Men’s Club member who had escaped from a Nazi concentration camp. The entry describes the program itself and related activities.

1993 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

This year’s Brotherhood Shabbat was unique inasmuch as it was held in conjunction with Yom Hashoah The Mishkan Tefila Brotherhood utilized the service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The guest speaker discussed the Warsaw Ghetto and the special significance of Polish antisemitism.  Along the bimah were 50 lit FJMC Yellow Candles. A special program book which contained background information and special prayers was distributed to attendees.

1993 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Men’s Club of Nevey Shalom used the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as the focus of it program. The entry describes how the Club conducted a year-long fund raising campaign involving the Yellow Candle Program, provided a tour of the Museum, and climaxed the campaign with a Men’s Club Shabbat dinner and service devoted to the Museum. All proceeds – nearly $7,000 – were contributed to the Museum.

1993 Candle-lit Yizkor Service

Temple Beth Haverim’s Men’s Club observed Erev Yom Hashoah with a candle-lit Yizkor service in memory of the six million Jews who were murdered during World War II, with an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor in attendance. A Catholic priest expressed deepest sympathies on behalf of the hearts of humanity.  Representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Beit HaShoah (Museum of Tolerance) were also present, and excerpts from the film Genocide were shown. Finally, the Men’s Club donated a more than 300-year old Holocaust Torah to the children of the congregation.