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Remembering the Night

Friday, November 9, 2018 • 1 Kislev 5779

5:30 PM - 9:00 PMJCC

In September 1938, European Jewry numbered over 8 million. By the end of 1945, there were approximately 2 million Jews left alive in Europe. During the night of November 9th, 1938 and continuing into the next day, there was a scream in the night and a fire seen around the world. The Nazis unleashed a pogrom against the Jews that has not been equaled in the martyrology of our people. Twenty thousand Jews were transported to concentration camps that night, rocks were hurled through windows of virtually all Jewish properties of the Reich. The total glass damage exceeded seven million Reichmarks ($50,000,000 today). That fearsome night was given the name, Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass.” On Friday, November 9th, we will join with two other synagogues for a Shabbat memorial service commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

The service will be held at the JCC. After our service, there will be a kosher dinner served, followed by a special presentation. As this is being held on Shabbat, we combine the somber tone of this memorial to this historical event, but also a hopeful dedication to the cause of just and righteous living which will lead to the future harmony in our world. This will be the only Shabbat Service that evening. All those who are joining us need to reserve a space for yourselves.

5:30 pm Pre-nosh Oneg

 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Shabbat service

7:00 pm dinner

$25 for an adult 

$9 ages 4-17 

Free for three and younger.

Your reservation is required by Friday, November 2 at noon.

To register, please go to www.tucsonjcc.org/kristallnacht 

or call Jennifer Selco at 520-618-5026 or email her at jselco@tucsonjcc.org 

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