The Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck will hold its annual Yom Hashoah observance on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., at Teaneck High School. Helga Marx Silbermann is this year’s keynote speaker. In 1938, 13-year-old Helga and her grandfather ran into their burning shul to rescue a Torah scroll. During the war, she was able to warn Jews destined for death, thus saving many lives. The musical presentation will feature pianist/vocalist Jonathan Rimberg and violinist Stephanie Kurtzman. They will be joined by the Yavneh Academy choirs, directed by Marsha Motzen, for a performance of the Hymn of the Partisans.
A reception for survivors and their families will be held in the high school’s media room, beginning at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and Yitzy Glicksman will perform Hebrew and Yiddish music. For information, go to teaneckyomhashoa.org or call Steve Fox at (201) 362-6776. To attend the reception for survivors and their families, call Dena Levie at (917) 334-0937.
During May, the Teaneck Public Library will feature Holocaust-inspired artwork by past and present Teaneck High School and Yavneh Academy students. The artwork was exhibited at the Bergenfield Public Library during April.