Yom HaShoah Service
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day is the day we as Jews demonstrate to the world that we have not forgotten and will never forget the 6 million of our brothers and sisters who perished at the hands of Nazi Germany and its allies. It also remembers those hopelessly outnumbered Jews who resisted the Nazi scourge with the last full measure of their devotion.
We at Temple Beth El of Williamsburg join in that Day of Remembrance every year. This year we will mark that day on April 15 at the Temple at 7:00 PM. with a brief service of remembrance followed by a program commemorating the Shoah.
The evening will be both rewarding, in fulfilling your mission to, “Never forget,” and inspirational to learn how one man’s action against the wishes of his government, saved thousands of people who without him were helpless.
Ali Kaplan Memorial Blood Drive
The 16th Annual Ali Kaplan Memorial Blood Drive will be held on Sunday, April 26th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Temple Beth El. Ali passed away at the age of 12 from aplastic anemia, a rare blood disease. This annual blood drive, held in conjunction with the American Red Cross, honors her memory. Ali’s parents, Barb and Rob, are long-time members of Temple Beth El, as was her older sister, Lauren. If you are interested in being a blood donor, please contact Margaret in the office for further information.