Observing the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
November 9-10, 1938
Date: November 9, 2018
Our Shabbat Service will include a special program commemorating "The Night of Broken Glass".
On the night of November 9, 1938, violent anti-Jewish demonstrations broke out across Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. Nazi officials depicted the riots as justified reactions to the assassination of German foreign official Ernst vom Rath, just two days before. Over the next 48 hours, violent mobs, spurred by anti-semitic exhortations from Nazi officials, destroyed hundreds of synagogues, burning or desecrating Jewish religious artifacts along the way.