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SAVE THE DATE
A new concert benefit for the people of Darfur

WHAT: WHERE’S DARFUR?
WHEN: Monday, April 23rd. Doors open at 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street @ Church, (212) 219-3132
SUGGESTED DONATION: $25, $50, $75, $100
TICKETS: http://www.knittingfactory.com
CONTACT: Daniel, wheresdarfur@yahoo.com. Volunteers are still welcome (auction donations, stage managing, tech crew, etc.)

Join Bobby Lopez, co-writer of “Avenue Q,” performers from “Rent,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “The Pirate Queen” and more, Gary Fritz, the Women of Calabash Drumming Ensemble, Clare Burson, Councilman David Yassky (cosponsor of the Sudan Divestment Act), new and established singers and writers, as we raise our voices and shout from the rooftops for those who can’t.

Proceeds will benefit both “Never Again” and its new campaign to unite Rebel Groups in the Darfur region, and the American Jewish World Service Darfur Project.

To make a donation and help spread the word, go to the following link and pass it on: http://www.rocktosavedarfur.org/wheresdarfurevent.html

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The following commemorations are free & open to the public. For more information, please contact Dana Schneider at (212) 889-6800 ext. 271 or dschneider@circle.org.

Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter Ring
WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING COMMEMORATION
Thursday, April 19th at 6:30pmHebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, One West Fourth Street, between Broadway and Mercer (6 train to Astor Place or R train to 8th Street).Photo ID is required for admission

Please join us for a vibrant recognition and remembrance marking the 64th anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising, with a candlelighting ceremony by survivors and their children. Musical program under the direction of Zalmen Mlotek, featuring The New Yiddish Chorale.

Reflections by Children of Survivors: Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Senior National Director for Public Affairs and Museum Director, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Dr. Esther Leysorek Goodman, Professor of English, NYC College of Technology, CUNY; Peter Pepper, President, Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter Ring; Moderator: Adrienne Cooper

Beginning at 5pm, the exhibition Judy Chicago: Jewish Identity, featuring work from the renowned artist’s “Holocaust Project,” may be viewed in HUC-JIR museum galleries. We encourage you to visit the exhibition before the program.

This event is co-sponsored by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, The Congress for Jewish Culture, the New York Jewish Labor Committee of United Hebrew Trades, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, The Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre, The Forverts Association, Yugntruf – Youth for Yiddish.

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Long Island
WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING COMMEMORATION
Sunday, April 22nd, 2pm
Plainview Jewish Center, 95 Floral Drive West, Plainview, NY (Northern State Parkway to Exit 36S)

Please join us in marking the 64th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by honoring individual and collective acts of heroism. The program will include a musical performance by Zalmen Mlotek, participation from Rabbi Moses A. Birnbaum and Cantor Morris Wolk, and a candlelighting ceremony with survivors and their descendants.

Reflections by children of survivors, including: David Goldstein, New York Regional Chair, Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter Ring; Daniel Brooks, Founder and Director, 3GNY: An NYC-based Group for Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors;

Adrienne Cooper, Executive Officer for External Affairs, Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring will speak on “Awakening Lives: Jewish Youth in Eastern Europe in the Shadow of the Holocaust,” with special participation by young adults.

This event is co-sponsored by the Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County, the Long Island Board of Rabbis, the Holocaust Memorialand Tolerance Center of Nassau County, and additional organizations to be announced.

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Queens
WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING COMMEMORATION

Sunday, April 29th, 2pm
Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, Queens (Interboro Parkway to Exit 6)

Professor Samuel Kassow, Department of History, Trinity College, will enhance our remembrance with reports from his research into academic and biographical studies carried out and buried within Jewish ghettos and Nazi camps during the War.

Musical performance by Cantor Moti Fuchs and the Solomon Shechter School Choir; Moderator: Adrienne Cooper, Executive Officer for External Affairs, Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring

This event is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College.