2017-06-07 / Voice at the Shore

Holocaust Memorial opens at Chai Center June 11

A new Holocaust Memorial will be making a permanent home at the Chabad Chai Center in Ventnor. The entire community is invited to the opening on Sunday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, discussion, and brunch.

The Holocaust Memorial’s opening exhibit is entitled “Remembering the Holocaust and Emigration: The Moritz and Hammerschlag Families.” The exhibit will include photographs and artifacts chronicling the story of the Hammerschlag and Moritz families before, during and after the Holocaust in Europe and America.

“Len Hammerschlag generously sponsored Chabad’s Holocaust Memorial, which will permanently be displayed in a room at the back of our synagogue chapel,” said Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore. “The exhibits are expected to change every few years. One of the highlights of the display is a Torah belonging to the Hammerschlag family, which survived the war and is over 200 years old.”

The Memorial’s opening exhibit was made possible by the combined efforts of Stockton University’s Graphics Production, School of Arts and Humanities, and School of General Studies and coordinated through the Chabad Chai Center and Stockton’s Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center.

The Chabad Chai Center is located at 6605 Atlantic Avenue in Ventnor. For more information, call (609) 822-8500 or (609) 652-4699. s

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