5 2024

Yom HaShoah Community Observance

9:30AM - 12:30PM  

Alpert JCC on the Weinberg Jewish Long Beach campus 3801 E Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90815

Contact Dana Schneider-Chanzit

Survivor Speaker Youth Program beginning at 9:30am, Followed by Community Observance at 11am

Youth ages 12 and up are encouraged to join us for this special opportunity to hear from Holocausts Survivor and Artist Trudie Strobel. The presentation will be geared to a youth audience however adults are also welcome to come and learn from this amazing women. Speaker will begin at 9:30 AM followed by the community observance and candle lighting at 11 AM.

Special Guest Speaker Trudie Strobel

Trudie was 4 when she and her mother were taken from their home by the Nazis and herded over 600 miles to the first Lodz Ghetto and then Labor Camp. Trudie's mother was an incomparable seamstress. Masha Trudie's mother was put to work wherever they landed. Sewing saved their lives and bought them enough time to see Liberation. However, even after Liberation their persecution dint end and they bounced from Displacement Camps to homes for the displaced. Years passed and Masha continued to sew to make ends meet. They dreamed of coming to America. Once in America, Trudie married and had two sons. She did not speak about her past. In her fifties when her sons were grown and out of the house, the traumas of her childhood camp surged back, and she suffered a complete breakdown. A therapist suggested she attempt to express herself in drawing. She began to draw and soon she began to stitch her drawing. Her stunning tapestries have been on display in museums and synagogues and we are fortunate to have them on display at the Gatov Gallery at Jewish Long Beach.

Community Observance will begin at 11am
The observance will be lead by Rabbi Myers and Rabbi Mirski with participation for local Clergy and Hillel.
Following the Observance will be a dessert reception