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Jewish Federation supports Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey is showing its support for a series of Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations that will be held in April and May across Monmouth and Middlesex counties.

The events are:

Children of the Holocaust: Struggle to Survive: The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange) presents survivor and author of the memoir “After the Holocaust, the Bells Still Ring,” Josef Polak. The event will take place on April 21 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m, at Brookdale Community College Recreation and Events Center, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.

Annual Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Program: The Metuchen-Edison Area Interfaith Clergy Association and the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County presents their Annual Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Program. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at the Jewish Community Center, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison.

The Jews of Belarus and the Baltic States Before World War II: Director and producer Michael Kesler presents a multi-media program of Jewish history and life in eastern European countries before the Holocaust. The program is going to take place at the East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick, at 2:30 p.m. April 30.

Where Jews Found Refuge: The Henry Ricklis Holocaust Memorial Committee will hold its annual Yom HaShoah Observance at 1 p.m. May 5, in the Monroe Township Middle School’s Marasco auditorium, 1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. for Yahrzeit (Memorial) candle lighting. The keynote speaker is, AJ Sidransky, who is the great-nephew of Jews who survived the war in the Dominican Republic, will speak about how, when, and where Jews found refuge in the Dominican Republic during WWII.


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