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The Jewish Community of Ukraine and the Current Crisis – a Holocaust Remembrance Day event
April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the Philipstown Synagogue for a Holocaust Remembrance Day event with a screening of “The Jewish Community of Ukraine and the Current Crisis” a recorded talk by Dr. David Fishman for the Jewish Theological Society.
There are between 50,000 to 100,000 Jews in Ukraine and together they make up a vibrant, multifaceted community. Now, with the Russian invasion, that community is in crisis. In this video, Dr. David Fishman, an expert on Ukrainian Jewry, analyzes the state of the community as it deals with unfolding events. In addition to teaching modern Jewish history, Dr. Fishman directs the Jewish Theological Society’s Project Judaica, which runs an academic program in Jewish Studies in Kyiv and publishes guides to Jewish materials in Russian and Ukrainian archives.
The event will include poetry readings by Cathy Gonick, and Elie Wiesel. Following the video, Rabbi Helaine Ettinger of the Philipstown Synagogue will lead a discussion including remembrances for the people who perished in WWII and the Ukrainian people today.
Everyone is invited to join this Holocaust Remembrance Day event collaboration between the Philipstown Reform Synagogue, the Desmond-Fish Public Library, and the Butterfield Library.