MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck will commemorate Yom HaShoah on Sunday, May 1, as well as have a breakfast and several lectures.
"Poland & Memory of the Holocaust" will be presented by Michael Steinlauf, Associate Professor of History at Gratz College, who will examine the history of Jews and Jewish memory in Post-World War II Poland.
Prior to the talk will be a breakfast and talk with Bob Cohen at 8:30 a.m. Cohen is president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He will discuss his tenure at AIPAC, where he had the chance to meet Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Steinlauf is author of the book, "Bondage to Death: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust" and will touch on topics such as communities in Poland, past and present; the annual Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow; the new Warsaw Museum of History of Polish Jews; and more.
WJC member Dr. Mark Russ will present a story of remembrance and discovery from his family's recent trip to Poland.
Following the breakfast, the event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Also coming up at the WJC:
- Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. -- Creating Mandala Art for Adults with Penny Linden
- Sunday, May 15, 4-6 p.m. -- Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day sponsored by the WJC Israel Committee. Programs for children, families, adults and teenagers throughout the afternoon.
- Sunday, May 22, 5 p.m. -- WJC Center Stage Presents: Nava Tehila. This is the Israeli ensemble's only concert in the metro area.
For more information call (914) 698-2960.
WJC is located at Rockland and Palmer avenues in Mamaroneck.