Join MJE and the American Society for Yad Vashem with young Jewish professionals in their 20s & 30s for light dinner, socializing, and a special partnership program commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The evening features “Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz-Birkenau Blueprints,” an exhibit developed and curated by Yad Vashem, followed by a conversation with Rabbi Mark Wildes and Marlene Yahalom, Phd, Director of Education for ASYV.
On November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a series of riots against the Jews in Germany and Austria. In the space of a few hours, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed. For the first time, tens of thousands of Jews were sent to concentration camps simply because they were Jewish. This event came to be called Kristallnacht (“Night of the Broken Glass”) for the shattered store windowpanes that carpeted German streets. Kristallnacht was an essential turning point in Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews, and a significant event in Holocaust history.
Beginners welcome! Pizza, Wine & Drinks provided. $5.
7:45- Exhibit, “Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz-Birkenau Blueprints” with Marlene Yahalom
8:00- Pizza, Wine and Socializing
8:15- Rabbi Mark Wildes, Founder of MJE, in interview with Marlene Yahalom, Phd, Director of Education for ASYV.
8:45- Q+A with Audience
YJPS 20s & 30s| $5 *Age Enforced*
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MARLENE W. YAHALOM: Marlene Warshawski Yahalom, PhD, is the Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem. She is responsible for educational outreach and programs, professional development, teacher training and traveling exhibitions to raise the public’s awareness of the lessons of the Holocaust. She also serves on the Education Advisory Board of the Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Holocaust Resource Center, Jewish Federation of Southeastern Connecticut, the Advisory Board of PRISM: an interdisciplinary journal for Holocaust educators, and on the Advisory Board of the Holocaust and Genocide Center at the College of St. Elizabeth. Dr. Yahalom earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University and wrote her thesis on “The Role of Archives in Remembering the Holocaust: a Study in Collective Memory.” She also taught courses on the Holocaust – History and Collective Memory of the Holocaust, and Holocaust, Law and Human Rights. Dr. Yahalom is the child and grandchild of Holocaust Survivors.