All events are free and open to the public


Saturday, April 6, 2019

6:30 PM

Temple Israel, 620 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette

Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony will include lighting of the Flame of Remembrance, a traditional Jewish “yahrtzeit” lamp, which commemorates the anniversary of the death of deceased relatives. A barbed wire around it represents lives lost in death camps. It is lit by a survivor. A Candle of Hope, a white taper, is lit by survivors’ descendants.

The ceremony also will include performances by the Lafayette Children’s Choir and a program by members of the Lafayette Jewish Community Religious School.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

5:00-6:30 PM

Physics 114, Purdue University

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Rabbi Gedalyah Engel Lecturer

Frank Grunwald

Frank Grunwald

Survivor & Instructor, Industrial Design, Purdue College of Liberal Arts

The Vast Landscape of the Holocaust

Photo credit: Emily Hodson

Monday, April 8, 2019

4:30 PM, Lawson 1142, Purdue University

Workshop for Educators
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2018 & 2019 Engel Education Award Recipients
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April 8 & 11, 2019

Film Series

Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death
of Hannah Senesh

Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:45 PM
West Lafayette Public Library

Misa's Fugue
Followed by a history of Torah scroll at Temple Israel & other rescued scrolls
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:30 PM
Temple Israel, 620 Cumberland Ave., WL

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Discussion to follow each film.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:00 PM, McCutcheon High School Auditorium
Student Performance

Send Down the Sparrows

The story of a young man who is caught between the Nazi ideologies of racial and genetic purity and the love of a sister.
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Mission Statement

The goals of the Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee, initiated by Rabbi Gedalyah Engel and the Mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette in 1981, are to continue awareness of the Nazis' War against the Jews from 1933-1945, to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and to promote individual, community, and media responsibility for combating the forces of prejudice, hatred, and discrimination today.

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