Yom HaShoah begins at sundown on Wednesday, May 4, and continues through sundown on Thursday, May 5. Here are two local events that commemorate Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Memory After Belsen
What will become of Holocaust memories after the survivor generation has vanished? That’s the question tackled in Memory After Belsen, a feature-length documentary that explores the lives and memories of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.
Temple Sinai welcomes Joshua Greene, the film’s producer, to lead a post-film discussion on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the temple in Roslyn. Executive Producer, Professor Henri Lustiger Thaler, will also be in attendance to answer questions.
Memory After Belsen tells the story of the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Person’s Camp, where 2,000 babies were born between 1945 and 1950, and where hope emerged for future Jewish generations. He views these children and their descendants as the “stewards of Holocaust remembrance.”
Temple Sinai invites the community to this important screening. Refreshments will be served. Suggested non-congregant contribution: $10.
Temple Sinai of Roslyn is located at 425 Roslyn Rd. Visit www.mysinai.org for more information about this program or other temple events.
The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center (HMTC) of Nassau County will present the Friedlander Upstander Awards to three Long Island students who embody the qualities of being an Upstander, someone who stands up to prejudice, hatred and intolerance, and the Gillman Goodfellow Award to a Long Island college student who has shown a commitment to helping others in their community.
The tasting event and silent auction will be held at Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Tpke. in Westbury, on Monday, May 16, at 6 p.m.
All of the proceeds from the event support HMTC’s mission of teaching about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance.
Tickets are $125 a person, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Deborah Lom at 516-571-8040 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or purchase tickets online.
The HMTC museum, located in Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Rd. in Glen Cove, is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from noon to 4 p.m. Visit www.hmtcli.org for more information about this or any of the museum’s upcoming exhibits and events.