Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Thursday, April 21, 2011 Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Commitment and Conscience: A New Generation Commemorates and Acts

On the 68th anniversary of the Uprising, we heard the background, details and significance of the largest revolt by Jews during the Holocaust.

After a candle lighting ceremony with survivors and their families, we heard a program featuring speakers and performing artists in their 20s and 30s -- celebrating the vibrant Yiddish culture that was tragically cut short, as well as articulating a vision for how our generation commemorates the Uprising, and the Holocaust generally, going forward.

We ended the evening by participating in discussion groups where we grappled with these issues.

Co-sponsored by The Workmen's Circle and The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue