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Jerry Zaks: Bearing Witness

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

$5

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Date:
January 13
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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Organizer

[email protected]
Phone:
201-666-6610
Email:
events@jccnnj.org
Website:
www.jccnnj.org

Venue

Temple Beth Sholom
40-25 Fair Lawn Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 United States
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Phone:
(201) 797-9321
Website:
http://www.tbsfl.org/

Jerry Zaks: Bearing Witness

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PLEASE NOTE: The in-person attendance for this event is now FULL.

To attend this event on Zoom, please click the “Register” button below or this link: ZOOM REGISTRATION.

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Jerry Zaks, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, started a quest in 2017 of researching and documenting the history of his parents’ experiences and hardships growing up in Poland in the 1930’s.  Starting with a two-hour audio interview he conducted with his parents back in 1980, Jerry has spent 4+ years researching his parent’s experiences to fill in the details and to tell their story. Jerry’s presentation is comprised of historical records, actual Nazi documentation and audio clips from the 1980 interview.

The presentation is not a history lesson, but instead is a deeply personal story about the human experience of the Holocaust.  His presentation, “Bearing Witness for my Family: Surviving the Holocaust”, shows that survival is dependent on your own strength as well as the actions of good people who were resistors to the violence and murder.  It starts in 1937, when his parents were 17 and 18 years old and traces their lives from before WWII, how they survived multiple concentration camps and death marches, and how they eventually rebuilt their lives in America.

Join us to bear witness to this powerful story of strength and redemption.

Program Details

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11 AM

Location: Temple Beth Sholom, 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ or by Zoom

Community Partnership

We thank our community partner, Hadassah of Nothern NJ, for helping to bring Jerry and his family’s story to our JCCNNJ community.

The JCCNNJ Seniors program is a beneficiary of Jewish Federation of Northern NJ and the Bergen County Division of Senior Services.

Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: The in-person attendance for this event is now FULL. To attend this event on Zoom, please click the “Register” button below or this link: ZOOM REGISTRATION. Thank you.

For questions, please contact us by email: [email protected] or by phone: 201-666-6610 ext 2 for the Senior department.