Yom Hashoah Community Gathering and Memorial Service


April 25, 2022


06:30 PM - 08:30 PM EDT


Remembering the Holocaust: Stories from a Survivor

Join us for a special evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a Yom HaShoah remembrance service led by Temple Israel Clergy as we commemorate and mourn the loss of so many lives. We will then hear from Holocaust survivor Janet Applefield as she shares her story and provides a powerful and personal connection between the past and present. After hearing Janet's story there will be an opportunity for Q&A and conversation. 

This is a mixed presence event. Join us onsite at Temple Israel of online via Zoom. All are welcome for this full community gathering. Contact Brigid Goggin at bgoggin@tisrael.org with questions.

Janet Singer Applefield was born on June 4, 1935 in Krakow, Poland, and was 4 years old when World War II began. At the end of the war, a Polish family, unaware of her Jewish identity, saved her and she was ultimately reunited with her father, though her mother did not survive. After moving to the US, Janet earned her Masters of Social Work and had a full career as a clinical social worker. Janet has three children and five grandchildren and lives outside of Boston. Read more about Janet on her website

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