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Kristalnacht Holocaust Commemoration, Part II

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November 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kristalnacht Holocaust Commemoration, Part II

In commemoration of Kristalnacht, the night of broken glass, 82 years ago, the SPIRIT program is  honored to hear from several children of survivors who will  tell their parents’ stories. As Elie Weisel, a survivor of Auschwitz and Nobel Prize winner said: “To hear a witness is to become a witness.”  This is the second part of a 2-part program which began on Tuesday, 11/10/20

Presenters for 11/12/20:

Bina Kozuch’s philosophy is to integrate courage,tenacity, unity, and the faith in G-d in the time of diversity. She integrated these values into her teaching of thousands of students, both in NY and FL. Both her parents, Cipora and Kalman zeev Kozuch, were imprisoned in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Ms. Kozuch wrote Triumph After All, which tells her mother’s story,  who as a young girl, was the only remaining member of her immediate family. Cipora survived the Holocaust and drew her strength of survival from her mother’s prophecy and  faith in God. Through the stories told by her mother, Bina Kozuch brings to life the shtetl-village in Ruscova, Romania especially when the Sabbath and the holiday of Passover are described in details. She collected recipes which connect the reader to a lost Europe.  She will share her mother’s story with the SPIRIT community.

Rabbi Shaliakh Tzibbur Sam Josephson has worked in behalf of Klal Yisrael for most of his adolescent and adult life.  His parents, Josef Kokotek and Fela Sczwimmer, grew up in Bendzin, Poland and knew of each other but really didn’t meet until they were both at Bergen-Belsen; they later married there when it became a Displaced Persons Camp under President Harry Truman’s administration. They emigrated to the United States and lived in the Bronx, where Rabbi Josephson was born and raised. He studied Khazzanut at the Belz School of Music of Yeshiva University and Voice and Clarinet at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He is married to Blair, and they are parents of 3 children. Rabbi Josephson will share music of the Holocaust in his presentation

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Partnering Synagogues:
Anshei Chesed Congregation, Boynton Beach (FL) Anshei Emuna Congregation, Delray Beach (FL)
Beth David Synagogue, West Hartford (CT) Bialystoker Synagogue, New York (NY)
B’nai Israel-Ohev Zedek, Philadelphia (PA) Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford (CT)
Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Columbus (OH) Congregation Aitz Chaim, West Palm Beach (FL)
Congregation Anshe Sfard, New Orleans (LA) Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Wynnewood (PA)
Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal (QUE) Congregation Beth Sholom, Providence (RI)
Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills (NY) Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York (NY)
Congregation Ohav Zedek, Wilkes-Barre (PA) Congregation Tiferet Israel, Austin (TX)
Congregation Torah Ohr, Boca Raton (FL) Congregation Zvi Jacob, Utica (NY)
Darchei Noam, Minneapolis (MN) East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS), Denver (CO)
Fleetwood Synagogue, Fleetwood (NY) Kehillat New Hempstead (NY)
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto (ONT) Keneseth Beth Israel, Richmond (VA)
Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, Baltimore (MD) Suburban Torah, Livingston (NJ)
United Orthodox Synagogues, Houston (TX) Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Surfside (FL)
Young Israel of Brookline (MA) Young Israel of Deerfield Beach (FL)
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Young Israel of Plainview (NY) Young Israel of Queens Valley (NY)
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Young Israel of West Hartford (CT)

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November 12, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm