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Community-wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Yom HaShoah event flyer

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 5:00 pm
Orangetown Jewish Center
8 Independence Ave
Orangeburg, NY

For more information, contact the Museum at 845-574-4099 or email

This event is free and open to the public.

Keynote Speaker: Jeannie Opdyke Smith

Jeannie Opdyke Smith

Jeannie Opdyke Smith is the daughter of Irene Gut Opdyke, a Polish woman who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Irene, who passed away on May 18, 2003 received international recognition for her bravery during the Holocaust while working as a housekeeper for a high ranking German official. Irene's life story was told on Broadway in the nationally acclaimed play Irena's Vow starring Tovah Feldshuh.

The story she tells, although filled with the horrors and hate that the Holocaust holds, also brings a message of faith, love and hope that good can triumph over evil. It proclaims the conviction that one by one we can say no to hatred, persecution and prejudice.