Jewish community marks Kristallnacht 80 with CANDLES talks, Theater 7 reading at UHC

As communities observed the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Nov. 9-10, the attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue and rising incidences of hate crimes across the western world added urgency to the declaration, “Never again.”

In Terre Haute, UHC member and Kristallnacht survivor Walter Sommers spoke at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, where he serves as a docent, and participated in a candle-lighting the honor the victims of the Holocaust.

A day later, UHC and Theater presented a staged reading of This Side of Eternity: The Story of Kristallnacht, by former Terre Haute resident Christopher Bibby.

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Families turn out to assure another successful Passover Seder at UHC

United Hebrew Congregation celebrated a joyous Passover as families, students and guests from the community and out of town gathered for the Temple’s traditional Seder.

Herschel Chait led Shabbat services in the sanctuary before all moved downstairs to the Vestry Room, where Herschel and UHC President Betsy Frank led a spirited Seder service.

Take a look at photos from the event!

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