CHAIM 20 will be on display in the chapel at Temple Emanu-El, this year’s host of the community Yom HaShoah commemoration on the evening of May 1, 2019. Temple Emanu-El is located at 1010 University Avenue, in San Jose. Call 408-292-0939 for details.
The new CHAIM on the WALL exhibit will be exhibited in the Group Study Room of the library in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht which took place on Nov 8, 1938. This new mobile format was created for wall-only exhibitions. Its goal is the same as the original “CHAIM 20” version of teaching about tolerance through the lens of the Holocaust. Visit the exhibit which will be in the Group Study Room through Dec. 11. If you’re intersted in bringing this exhibit to your space, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. CHAIM on the Wall was made possible by a generous Saratoga Community Events grant.
A new CHAIM on the WALL exhibit will be placed in the Group Study Room of the library, for the month of November, in memory of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht which took place on Nov 8, 1938. On November 4 at 2:00 pm join us for a unique opportunity to hear Holocaust survivors Henry Stone and Anna Rubin and their second generation children tell their story of survival. As the generation of survivors pass on, they leave their important stories and lessons about the importance of tolerance education to their children to share with the world. Don’t miss the increasingly rare opportunity to hear a survivor speak. CHAIM on the Wall would not be possible without the generosity of the City of Saratoga’s Community Events Grant.
CHAIM is being displayed in conjunction with the play "The People in the Picture". Set during the time of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during WWII, the play is a fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical spans three generations and celebrates the importance of learning from our past and the power of laughter. A West Coast premiere, this moving production deftly moves through timelines in 1930s Warsaw and 1970s New York where darling of the Yiddish Theatre, Raisel Rabinowitz, brings the people in her picture to life taking the audience on an unforgettable journey.
Given the increased volatility in our world, and the apparent lack of deep awareness of how violence can eradicate whole groups of people, we will spend a day with students, colleagues and community members focused on learning about genocide, its legacies, and what is meant by “social justice” and “equity.”