Onsite and Online

Yom Hashoah Community Gathering and Memorial Service


April 10, 2023


07:00 PM - 08:30 PM EDT


Onsite and Online


Remembering the Holocaust: Stories from a Survivor

Join us for a special evening, beginning at 7:00 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 George Elbaum as he shares his story and provides a powerful and personal connection between the past and present. After hearing from George, there will be an opportunity for Q&A and conversation. 

This is a mixed presence event. Join us onsite at Temple Israel or online via Zoom. All are welcome for this full community gathering. Contact McKenzie Johnson at mjohnson@tisrael.org with questions.

George Elbaum was born in Poland in 1938. In 1939 Hitler invades Poland, his father is taken, and he and his mother are sent to the Warsaw ghetto where they struggled to survive. In 1942 they escape the ghetto and George's mother decides she must hide her son to save him. She places him with a series of Polish Catholic families who raise him for the next 3 years. After the war, he is reunited with his mother and they come to America in 1949, where his life begins again. 

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