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  • Monday 9th

    November 2015

  • From 06:30 PM

    To 08:00 PM

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Kristallnacht Commemoration and Re-Dedication of Holocaust Torah Scroll


November 9, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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(516) 571-8040

Torah Restoration Project 

in cooperation with International Synagogue at JFK

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County

Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Center (HERJC)


Kristallnacht Commemoration
Re-Dedication of ¬†the “Kara” Holocaust Torah Scroll

Monday, November 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.

Torah and Cover

Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Center
295 Main St., East Rockaway, NY 11518

generously underwritten by Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Admission is free but RSVP is requested.
RSVP online at or (516) 232-5946. Photo ID required for admittance.

Two Bar Mitzvah boys, Jesse Herrnson and Adam Polokoff, raised funds to restore a 170-year old Torah scroll. Rescued from Germany, the scroll was buried underground just prior to the outbreak of “The Night of Broken Glass” on November 9, 1938. 77 years later it will be reintroduced to the Jewish community for ritual use. Rabbi Dan Wigodsky, who restored the scroll, will speak about the restoration process.

Community Partners (in formation):
AJC: Global Jewish Advocacy
Hadassah, Nassau Region
Friedberg JCC, Oceanside
Mid-Island JCC, Plainview
Samuel Field JCC, LIttle Neck
Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn
Schechter School of LI, Jericho and Williston Park
Selfhelp Community Services, NY
Sulam-LI, Oceanside
The Brandeis School, Lawrence

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