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Help Package Yom HaShoah Yellow Candles for Congregational Mailing
Sunday, March 26, 1:30 - 4 p.m.

It’s been over 70 years since the Holocaust claimed millions of lives. By early April, every LT family will receive a yellow candle in the mail to commemorate Yom HaShoah on Monday, April 24. The LT Brotherhood purchases and arranges for their delivery in order to remember the 6.25 million Jewish and 5 million non-Jewish lives lost in the Nazi concentration camps. Sadly and increasingly, too many American high school students lack any knowledge of the Holocaust. If you would like to ensure the future of this program, please fill out the candle box’s donation form and mail back your contribution to the LT Brotherhood. If you do not receive a candle by April 10, and would like one, please contact Jon Birger at jonbirger@hotmail.com.

The Brotherhood will be packaging the Yom Hashoah candles for mailing on Sunday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Classroom 1. Food and drinks will be served and we invite LT members of all ages to assist with this important project. We will be done by 4 p.m. — in time for the viewing of "The Sharps' War: Defying the Nazis," the Holocaust documentary featured in this year's Brotherhood Film Festival in Axelrod.

Brotherhood Sponsored Film Festival
The Sharps' War: Defying the Nazis
Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m.

A film by Ken Burns and and Artemis Joukowsky, tells the story of Rev. Waitsill and his wife Martha Sharp, an American couple from Massachusetts, and their courageous mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe. What began as a two-month commitment, became a two-year saga as the couple risks their lives so that hundreds can live in freedom. Waitsill and Martha Sharp are named at Yad Vashem as Righteous among the Nations, for their heroic actions in World War II. Artemis Joukowsky is their grandson and will be the Brotherhood guest speaker on Sunday, April 23. Mr. Joukowsky will be sharing his family’s experience and the impact it had on their lives.  

ARTEMIS JOUKOWSKY, III Film maker of “The Sharp’s War: Defying the Nazis.” (see above)           Sunday, April 23, 10:00 AM, Social Hall

The grandson of Waitsill and Martha Sharp, Joukowsky will present an abbreviated film and discuss his grandparents’ story and the impact it has had on their family. Immediately after, we will hold our annual Yom Hashoah commemoration.



May 7, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Social Hall: Brotherhood Blood Drive



About Larchmont Temple Brotherhood

The Larchmont Temple Brotherhood strives to provide meaningful services to the Larchmont Temple community. We create opportunities to build stronger congregational ties, support our clergy and lay leadership in the development of educational programs, and provide a forum for expressing Jewish men's values. We develop and sponsor community-building events that support Judaism and Jewish life through a stimulating and varied lecture series, our Yom Hashoah Candle Program, co-sponsored events with WRJ, and partnering with the School Board and the Youth Board. LTB is a member of the North American Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, a coalition of over 250 affiliated brotherhoods with 25,000 members across North America, dedicated to tikkun olam 'reparing the world" through the practice of Brotherhood.

Brotherhood invites any Temple member interested in learning more about what we do to attend a Brotherhood Board Meeting. They are usually held on the first Monday of the Month at 7:30 pm. Our first meeting will be on September 8, at 7:30 in the Axelrod Chapel.  Anyone interested in slicing bagels for a breakfast or asembling boxes for Yom Hashoa Candles or helping out at a blood drive, please let us know.

To help members new to the Temple Community, we provide Brotherhood memberships free of charge for First-Year Temple Members. For more information or to get involved, contact brotherhood@larchmonttemple.org.

Please join us at Brotherhood Breakfasts and other events. 

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