The 46th Annual Remember & Tell SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service was held at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel on April 23, 2023. You can view the service replay below.

Rally of Remembrance assembled on the front lawn at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, NJ.

Service Details:

  • Guest Speaker Fred Polak
  • The Sister Rose Thering Education Award was awarded to Jim Ferruggiario.

Guest Speaker: Fred Polak

Fred Polak is the child of Dutch Holocaust survivors, Jaap (Jack) and Ina. His parents’ love story began in a concentration camp and endured for decades. The love letters they secretly exchanged strengthened them during a time of untold hardship. Jack’s letters, which miraculously survived, became the basis for the book and inspired the award-winning documentary, “Steal A Pencil For Me”. Fred continues his parents’ commitment to Holocaust education and will speak about the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust. Excerpts from the movie will be shown.

The Sister Rose Thering Holocaust Education Award will be awarded to:

Jim Ferruggiario

Sponsored by: South Orange / Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee
Co-Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Holocaust Council