CommunityEvents

A number of programs appealing to a wide range of interests, offered by organizations with whom we often partner is listed below. If you would like to attend any of these programs, go to the organizations’ websites to RSVP.

Kristallnacht 11/7 3pm VIA ZOOM
Join The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee as together we commemorate The Night of Broken Glass with world renown scholar Dame Helen Hyde as keynote speaker.
For 48 hours, beginning on the night of November 9, 1938, and continuing on through November 10, 1938, windows of thousands of Jewish places of business were smashed and over 1,000 synagogues were burned to the ground in Germany and Austria. Many Jews were murdered, and tens of thousands were sent to concentration camps where they had to endure hard labor. Called Kristallnacht by the Nazis, these actions represented a turning point in the history of Nazi Germany and The Third Reich, marking the dramatic shift from antisemitic rhetoric and legislation to the violent, aggressive, and devastating anti-Jewish measures that would culminate with the Holocaust. Zoom Registration is required at jfedsrq.org/events

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 1/27 7pm VIA ZOOM
Join The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee as together we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day dedicated to bearing witness and being an upstander. Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of former President Dwight David Eisenhower, will be keynote speaker and will share insights from her book entitled “How Ike Led”.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day was a resolution ratified by the United Nations in 2005. This resolution declared January 27th in memory of the victims of the Holocaust as a day on which we must all reassert our commitment to human rights. The resolution further declared that we must also go beyond remembrance and make sure that new generations know this history and that we must apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. Zoom Registration is required at jfedsrq.org/events

Yom HaShoah
Yom HaShoah is observed as Israel's National Memorial Day of Holocaust Remembrance. The first official commemorations took place in 1951, and the observance of the day was anchored in a law passed by the Knesset in 1959.
The Sarasota-Manatee Rabbinical Association and the Diocese of Venice each year commemorate Yom HaShoah. Temple Sinai will represent the Sarasota-Manatee Rabbinical Association by hosting a Yom HaShoah commemoration event on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 7pm. (location to be announced). https://www.templesinai-sarasota.org/events
On Sunday May 1, 2022, the Diocese of Venice will be hosting a Yom HaShoah commemoration event. (Time and location to be announced). https://dioceseofvenice.org/offices/daily-resources/calendar/30th-of-the-month-marked-on-calendar/