Holocaust Remembrance Today

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Apr 152018

Join Rabbi Wainhaus this Sunday at our Community Wide Holocaust Remembrance
The Yom HaShoah Community-Wide Commemoration will take place at the Towers, 18 Tower Lane, New Haven, CT 06519, on Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m.
Honor the innocent victims of this senseless and tragic chapter of our history.

Celebrate Yiddish With The Rabbi Today

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Apr 102018

CELEBRATE YIDDISH! with Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange, on Wednesday, April 11, 11 a.m. – noon
Come, celebrate Yiddish! You don’t have to speak Yiddish to enjoy this event! You’ll be amazed at how much Yiddish you already know! Before long, you’ll be laughing at Yiddish jokes and singing Yiddish songs with the Rabbi and his guitar.
“…I hate to kvetch, but why schlep all the way there when we can nosh and schmooze right here? (Besides, I’m Schvitzing like a Chazer!) … Anyway, as I was saying: I thought my bobe knew bupkis about music, but she played like a maven last night! Go figure!  And you know, everyone in the mishpoche regards her as a real mensch!…”  
Did you know that all the italicized words and expressions above, and hundreds like them, are considered correct English usage, found in American dictionaries?
Especially during this week of Holocaust remembrance, let’s celebrate Yiddish!
This is a joint event co-sponsored by Congregation Or Shalom & The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR)

Holocaust Remembrance Yellow Candles Now Available

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Mar 272018

The Congregation Or Shalom Men’s Club is making Holocaust Remembrance Yellow Candles available to the public. The Yellow Candle is a special memorial candle that is lit on Yom HaShoah, which begins on the evening of Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Almost two generations have passed since the Allied Armies liberated the Nazi concentration camps in 1945, which ended the greatest mass slaughter in history. The Jews who were murdered in Europe must never be forgotten. Entire families were extinguished and there was no one to say memorial prayers for them. So that these millions do not suffer a double loss — the loss of their lives and the loss of their memory, the Yellow Candle Program was developed to fulfill this mission.

The lighting of the Yellow Candle on April 11th will also remind our children, our future, and all who see it, that the Holocaust did happen and that it will never be forgotten!

Yellow candles are available by visiting the Or Shalom office between 10-3 on weekdays or by contacting the Yellow Candle Chair Mitch Goldblatt at mitchgoldblatt@aol.com or by calling 203-795-4337.

While the candle is free, contributions help support Or Shalom’s Annual Kristallnacht Program, the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven’s Yom HaShoah program, New Haven’s Holocaust Memorial, and other meaningful remembrance programs.