1 2016

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Alpert Jewish Community Center 3801 E. WIllow Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

Contact Shlomit Jackson

Community Service begins at 2pm. Join us for this moving program with candle lighting, speakers, singing, and prayers.

Speaker: George Greenwald (survivor)

Rabbinic Chair: Steven Moskowitz, Temple Israel

Cantorial Chair: Sara Hass, Temple Israel

Mr. George Greenwald will be speaking on his experience in Hungary and Czechoslovakia before, during and after the Holocaust. George, a former Orange County resident, was born in 1936 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. Along with his mother, Edith, he narrowly escaped being sent to a concentration camp by the invading Germans.  George currently resides in Eugene, Oregon, and is now a sculptor. The memories imprinted during his childhood still influence his thinking about the world and shape the visions in his art. His work has been compared to modernists such as Henry Moore and Allan Houser.