Yom Hashoah

May 5, 2019
1:30 p.m.

White Theatre
Jewish Community Campus
5801 West 115th Street
Overland Park, Kansas

This event is free and open to the public.

The community is invited to attend this year’s service, commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and the 56th anniversary of the dedication of Kansas City’s Memorial to the Six Million. Diane Azorsky, daughter of Holocaust survivor Ernest D. Mayer, will chair the program, which will feature the traditional lighting of six candles in memory of the six million Jewish victims.This year’s featured speaker is MCHE’s executive director, Jean Zeldin, who will describe changes to Holocaust remembrance and education over the past 25 years.



KC Jewish Film Festival

After Auschwitz
Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The White Theatre

After Auschwitz is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became “Americans” but they never truly found a place to call home. What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking, but always inspiring.

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KC Jewish Film Festival

Raise the Roof
Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m.
The White Theatre

Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of 18th century Poland–the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis—artists Rick & Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio set out to reconstruct a replica of the stunning, mural-covered Gwozdziec synagogue. Working with a team of 300 artisans and students from around the world, using only period hand tools and techniques, the Browns finally realized their dream. In 2014, the show-stopping reconstruction of the Gwozdziec synagogue roof was unveiled as the centerpiece of the new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw. Filmmakers Yari and Cary Wolinsky’s beautifully photographed and rendered film Raise the Roof, tells the story of this remarkable 10 year project against the backdrop of the 1000 year history of Jews in Poland.

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