Every year, we come together as a community to say: we will never forget. But this year, we could not join together in person, so our gathering became a virtual presentation.
As we do every year, our presentation honors the memory of those who perished at the hands of evil, and pays tribute to those who survived and have made a better world for us all. Speakers include Holocaust survivors and their family members, Ambassador Dani Dayan – Consul General of Israel in New York, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Michael Burstyn, Steven Skybell, Jessica Shaw, and many others. A digital program lineup is available here.
The presentation was shown online on our Facebook page as well as on YouTube, on our website, and on the Temple Emanu-El website. On Facebook, people watching participated by taking a video or photograph of themselves lighting a candle in remembrance and uploading it with the hashtag #CandlesOfRemembrance.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is very grateful to our generous supporters who helped to make this virtual presentation possible.Thank you to our partner organizations: Anti-Defamation League, 3GNY – Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, Consulate General of Israel in New York, Manhattan Chapter of Women Holocaust Survivors, Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Selfhelp Community Services, The Blue Card, The New York Board of Rabbis, and UJA-Federation of New York.
The work of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is even more urgent as the pandemic has sparked an increase in violent hate of all kinds. Your support allows us to continue to educate children and adults about the Holocaust and the dangers of intolerance, including through an expansion of our online programming. Please donate to the Museum during this challenging time. Thank you.