Sunday, November 14 | 9 AM
Please join us for our Annual Community-Wide Kristallnacht Commemoration. This year, we will honor the conscience and heroism of Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens, Greece, who risked his life by ordering the churches under his jurisdiction to distribute baptismal certificates to Jews fleeing the Nazis, thus saving thousands of Jews in and around Athens. For his deeds he was named " Righteous Among the Nations" by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center.
The Community-Wide Commemoration of Kristallnacht is presented by Congregation Or Shalom with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. Thank you to the American Society for Yad Vashem and to our community partners, the Connecticut ADL, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford.