This spring, three Roslyn houses of worship — Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Sinai, and Trinity Episcopal Church — will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known in Hebrew as Yom Hashoah, through a musical program and a panel on anti-Semitism that they have developed jointly.
The program at Temple Beth Sholom on Thursday, May 2, at 7:15 p.m. will include performances by members of the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Trinity Church Artist-in-Residence and former Beth Sholom Music Director, Dr. Leonard Lehrman.
It will feature the lighting of candles by Holocaust survivors and their descendants. Beth Sholom’s Rabbi Alan Lucas, Sinai’s Rabbi Michael White, and Trinity’s Rector Margaret Peckham Clark will discuss the recent surge in anti-Semitic incidents around the world and the need for a united ecumenical force to combat this disturbing phenomenon.
The musical program will feature Beth Sholom’s Cantor Barnoy, members of Dr. Lehrman’s Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, and the Nassau County Jewish Community Choir, led by Cantors Sergei and Elena Schwartz of Temple Sinai. The presentation will include the world premiere of “What’s Your Name?” composed by Lehrman for Cantor Barnoy, based on a poem about the horrific massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last fall.
Admission to the program is free, but donations are encouraged. If you wish to make a donation to Temple Beth Sholom, please contact the temple office at 516-621-2288. The collaboration between the two synagogues and the church for this Holocaust commemoration program is supported by the Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation and the Maldeb Foundation.
For further information, call 516-825-2939. Temple Beth Sholom is located at 401 Roslyn Road in Roslyn Heights.