Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Poet Janet Kirchheimer
All-Star Cantor Program
Cantor Lori Corrsin: Temple Imanu-El
Cantor Bruce Ruben: Hebrew Union College
Cantor Robert Abelson: Temple Israel
Cantor Dan Mutlu: Community Synagogue of Rye
Student Cantor Michelle Rubel: Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation of Washington Heights
AND our own
Cantor Dan Singer: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
On the night of November 9th, 1938, an evening that has become known as Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, thousands of Jewish businesses and homes and synagogues were vandalized, and over 25,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps as the Nazis began to put their attempted Final Solution in action. In memory of the victims of Kristallnacht and the persecutions which followed it, we will gather for a reading of poetry connected to that dark night, and a performance of the majestic music popular among German Reform Jews of that period.
Janet R. Kirchheimer is a poet whose work has appeared in a variety of publications both in the U.S. and abroad. Her moving collection of poems about the Holocaust, How To Spot One Of Us, received endorsements from Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Sir Martin Gilbert, and Rabbis Harold Kushner and Irving "Yitz" Greenberg (Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council). She recently received a Citation for her work from The Council of The City of New York.