35th Annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration
Guest Speaker Dr. Moshe Avital: From the Depths of Despair to the Heights of Hope and Triumph
Please join our Jewish community in this moving Holocaust commemoration beginning at 6pm
Dr. Moshe Avital, Holocaust survivor, is a writer, author and translator whose expertise includes the Holocaust, Israel, Jewish Education, the Bible and American Jewry. Born in the former Czechoslovakia, Avital survived Auschwitz and other Nazi camps before being liberated from Buchenwald in 1945.
Arriving in the United States in 1950, Avital earned a B.A., M.S. in Education at Yeshiva University and returned to Israel for doctoral studies in Hebrew Literature at Hebrew University. For 50 years, he served in various educational positions, the last 12 years as Director of Education and Culture at the Jewish Agency for Israel, American Section.
Dr. Avital is the recipient of the prestigious Abraham Friedman Memorial Prize in Hebrew Literature. Fluent in six languages, he has translated ten ancient Hebrew Kaballah books into English.
Preceding the commemoration, join us for a special JCC Cinema screening of Joe's Violin
A Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day Screening