April 26th, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Morning Service
7:28 pm
  Forecast: 62/rainy

Shabbat Kiddush
Join us for Kiddush on Shabbat. This is the perfect opportunity for us to experience community and get to know each other better.
Birthdays and Anniversaries 
Jeffrey Gordon
  Merilee Obstbaum
Saturday 4/27
Passover Day 8
Morning Service 9:00 am (including Yizkor)
Special Yom Hashoah Presentation during the service: "Etty" A one-woman play based on the diaries of Etty Hillesum
Minha following Kiddush 1:00 pm
Ma'ariv & Havdalah (conclusion of the holiday) 8:45pm
Please wait until 9:15pm for the Rabbi to transact the return of any Hametz that you may have "sold" through him.
Wednesday 5/1
Visiting Scholar Eric Goldman: Looking at the Holocaust
through the lens of cinema 1:00 pm (part II)
Thursday 5/2
Rabbi's Class 10:30 am
Friday 5/3
Bible Class 11:30 am

Passover Schedule
Friday, April 26th 
Morning Service 9:00am 
Mincha at 1:00pm, following Kiddush
7:30pm Ma'ariv for Shabbat and the 8th night

Saturday, April 27th 
9:00am (including Yizkor)
1:00pm Mincha following Kiddush
8:45pm Ma'ariv & Havdalah (conclusion of the holiday.)

Please wait until 9:15pm for the Rabbi to transact the return of any Hametz that you may have "sold" through him.

Torah Rea ding   1074, 932              Haftarah 1316
God leads the Israelites out of Egypt appearing as a cloud by day and pillar of fire by night. The Egyptians pursue the Israelites to the shore of the Sea of Reeds and appear to have them cornered. The sea parts for the Israelites, who cross through on dry land, but the waters crash down upon Pharaoh's army. Having been saved by God, the Children of Israel break into a song of praise, acclaiming God's victory and affirming their faith in God. Miriam, Moses' sister, leads the women in song and dance. (Our tradition maintains that the seventh day of Passover is when the splitting of the Sea of Reeds occurred.)
The Israelites wander for three days without fresh water. They come to Marah and encounter bitter water there. God tells Moses to throw a branch into the water and it becomes potable. Subsequently, the Israelites complain that they want meat to eat. God sends quail in excessive quantities, and in the morning the Israelites are provided with manna, which will sustain them throughout their years in the wilderness. As the manna does not keep overnight, the people need to gather manna each day, but miraculously, the double portion gathered on Friday remains fresh through Shabbat. At Refidim the Israelites again complain about the lack of fresh water. Moses cries out to God, who tells him to take his rod and strike a rock to produce water.
From the Second Torah Scroll we read of the additional sacrifices which were offered on the concluding days of Passover.

A yearly tithe (ten percent) of all agricultural products must be spent by the farmer at the central religious shrine. The produce itself may be brought or it may be converted into money. Every third year an additional tithe must be distributed among the Levites, strangers, widows and orphans. In order to further assure the economic well-being of the disadvantaged, all loans are cancelled according to a seven-year cycle, and the Torah reminds us to exercise the greatest compassion and generosity when confronted with the plight of the poor. Released slaves are to be rewarded liberally for their loyalty and service. Eradication of poverty is the ideal to which everyone must aspire.
Unblemished, kosher firstborn male animals are to be brought as a sacrifice before God. Their meat is to be consumed by the farmer and his family.
We are reminded to observe the three pilgrimage festivals: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.
From the second scroll we read of the sacrifice offered in the Temple on Passover.

This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who have the yahrzeit for a second time, much closer to the date of the actual observance
2)     To alert friends and acquaintances that someone they know is observing a yahrzeit. We hope that you will show them your support by joining them at our minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan 
Ms. Hyla Epstein will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Simon Abrams on Friday evening, April 26th 
Mr. Stuart Goldsmith will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Margot Goldsmith on Friday evening, April 26th 
Mr. James Rosenberg will be observing yahrzeit for his grandmother, Mollie Rosenberg on Friday evening, April 26th 
Ms. Roberta Mathes will be observing yahrzeit for her aunt, Millie Stoerger on Friday evening, April 26th 
Mrs. Harriet Hirschenfang will be observing yahrzeit for her father, William B. Bloom on Saturday evening, April 27th
Mr. Joseph Hyman will be observing yahrzeit for his father in law, Herman Kalb on Saturday evening, April 27th
Mrs. Rochelle Schneider will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Ethel Silverman on Saturday evening, April 27th
Mr. Karl Sudakoff will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Samuel Sudakoff on Saturday evening, April 27th
Mrs. Harriet Hirschenfang will be observing yahrzeit for her mother in law, Florence Hirschenfang on Sunday evening, April 28th
Mrs. Ann Schaer will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Bella Gilsenberg on Tuesday evening, April 30th
Mrs. Charlotte Winter will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Mr. Martin Winter on Tuesday evening, April 30th
Mrs. Alma Katz will be observing yahrzeit for her father , Mr. Louis Brown on Wednesday evening, May 1st 

The remainder of today's Shab Sha! is devoted to Yom HaShoah, which is this Wednesday evening and Thursday
Our congregation's observance of Yom HaShoah will be hled in conjunction with Yizkor on Shabbat morning (see above flyer and article in last week's Jewish Standard)
Upcoming Shul events/programs are listed at the end of today's Shab Sha

Clip from Band of Brothers: nothing more needs to be said, written or viewed because powerful scene, with almost no dialogue, says it all.

"The City Without Jews" Imagined a Purge Years Before the Third Reich.  
The film was lost for decades, but this warning about Anti-Semitism has reappeared at just the right moment                                               
What a Bergen-Belsen Prenup Teaches Us About Jewish Resilience     

Ecuador Honors Late Diplomat Who Saved Jews from the Nazis   

Why Muslims Should Remember the Holocaust  

The Founder of Universal Studios and Producer of Dracula Rescued 300 Jewish Families from Nazi Germany    
These are not Stolpersteiner on the streets of Prague:

The Only Filmed Documentation of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Video: One Woman's Incredible Story of Surviving the Holocaust  

Holocaust Knowledge Gap Is Global Crisis   
Reviving Holocaust History-The Nuremburg Trials-with Inter-Active, Virtual Reality   

The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting on Library Shelves  

The Nazi Downstairs: A Jewish Woman's Tale of Hiding in Her Home
Noemie Lopian, the daughter of two survivors and Derek Niemann, whose grandfather was an SS officer, have joined forces on a UK-wide tour warning students about extremism                                                    

In Albania, a Unique Jewish History Museum on the Brink 
 A tiny shop in the southern town of Berat tells the remarkable story of the only Nazi-occupied state that had more Jews after WWII than before                                                                           
Auschwitz Exhibits Jewish Ex-Prisoner's Depictions of the Camp                                                     

Video of the Drawings: The Holocaust Through the Eyes of David Olère                                                 
The Holocaust Through the Eyes of David Olère
The Holocaust Through the Eyes of David Olère

UNESCO Teams with World Jewish Congress to Launch a HolocaustEducation Website 
Visit the Website:  
Wedding rings of Holocaust Victims Recovered by American Soldiers after the Liberation of Buchenwald by the United States Army in April of 1945.

My Mum's Letter Written Moments Before her Auschwitz Death                                                      
MY NAME IS FRITZ MAYER: AN ACCOUNT OF BUCHENWALD                                                                                    "THESE WERE TERRIBLE HOURS, WHEN WE WAITED FOR OUR NAMES TO BE CALLED."                                           
One Denver Couple's Quest to Photograph Every Holocaust Survivor in the United States                                         John and Amy Pregulman have now documented 735 survivors across 36 cities            
How Tiny Ecuador Had a Huge Impact on Jews Escaping the Holocaust   A new book by author Daniel Kersffeld tells how when many countries shut their doors to Jewish refugees, one welcomed them in, allowing them to thrive in the arts and sciences.
An 18-year-old girl, terrorized by the Nazis, kept a secret journal. Read exclusive sections from it here, presented in English for the first time  
 Herschel Grynszpan wanted to avenge the crimes committed against European Jews. Instead, his actions were used as a justification for Kristallnacht          
This survey was commissioned last year to coincide with Yom HaShoah:
Only 41 percent of Americans knew what Auschwitz was - but that shouldn't come as a total shock           
Hungary, Israel in Talks over Controversial Holocaust Museum in Budapest   
Arise, Sir Ben! Shoah Survivor Knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace                                             Educators praise his 'determination, dedication and unparalleled perseverance' in teaching future generations about the Holocaust   
Eichmann Prosecutor Recalls Witness Who Survived Auschwitz Gas Chambers    
  'We keep our memories alive,' said the mayor of Trikala, where a new memorial was recently unveiled                    
The Man Who Got justice for the Girl in the Red Coat                                                    

Simcha Rotem
The Life and Legacy of Holocaust Hero Simcha Rotem                                                                       
The only film record
A few seconds: the only filmed documentation of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The death of Simcha Rotem (Kazik), the last of the Warsaw Ghetto fighters, has reignited public awareness of one of the Jewish people's greatest episodes of heroism | One of the challenges of commemorating this event is the almost complete lack of visual documentation, which has led many documentary makers to use photographs of other events or staged segments | Today, animation can complete what the Nazis prevented their victims from



BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy at Ramah in the Rockies
Do you know a young adult struggling to find their path in life? Ramah is working to address mental health and wellness within the Jewish community.  BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy is our answer. Following a successful pilot season last year, BaMidbar is open for year-round enrollment.

Soviet Childhood
Artist, Zoya Cherkassky
Opening May 2 |6:00 - 8:00 pm
Through June, 15 | 2019
Zoya Cherkassky was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1976. In 1991, she immigrated to Israel. She earned her BFA from HaMidrasha School of Art at Biet Berl College. Her work has been shown internationally at institutions including; Rosenfeld Gallery Tel Aviv, Henrich Böll Foundation Gallery Tel Aviv, Circle1 Gallery Berlin, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Guelman Gallery Moscow, and The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. In 2018, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem held a mid-career survey of her work. Cherkassky's work is included in the permanent collections of The Jewish Museum New York, Jewish Museum Berlin, Jewish Museum Vienna, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Museum of Art Tel Aviv, and The Doron Sebbag Art Collection Tel Aviv. Cherkassky currently lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Gilad Hekselman 4tet
The Village Vanguard
Guitar, Gilad Hekselman
April 30th - May 5th, 2019
The Village Vanguard NYC
Gilad Hekselman will play at the iconic Village Vanguard with Mark Turner on Saxophone, Obed Calvaire on Drums, and Rick Rosato on Bass.

Gibney Dance
Choreographers, Chanel SaSilva, Bobbi Jene Smith, Micaela Taylor
May 2nd*, 3rd** | 8:00 - 9:30 pm
May 4 | 4:00 pm, 8:00 - 9:30 pm
The Theater at Gibney @ 280 Broadway
The 2019 EMERGE program features New York City-based choreographers Chanel DaSilva and Bobbi Jene Smith, (Bobbi Gene danced with the Batsheva Dance Company for 10 years and teaches GAGA) alongside the inaugural GDC/Springboard EMERGE Choreographic Award Winner, Los Angeles-based Micaela Taylor.
Each artist will teach classes, offer creative process sessions and dialogues about the future of the dance field, and create a new work on GDC to premiere on a shared evening. EMERGE highlights the continual expansion of GDC's mission: from its beginning 27 years ago as a vehicle for the choreographic vision of its Founder Gina Gibney, to then welcoming re-stagings and new commissions from a wide range of guest choreographers, and now providing visibility, resources, and space to the next generation of creators in the contemporary dance community.
*A post-show reception opening night
** Living Gallery, presenting a free, live performance in Gibney's Gallery with Aynsley Vandenbroucke on May 3rd at 7:00 pm prior to the performance.