Kristallnacht Commemorative Concert

  • November 9, 2023 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

    30 West 68th Street
    New York, New York 10023
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In the fall of 1938, Nazi loyalists burned 190 synagogues, destroyed 7,500 Jewish-owned shops, and sent some 30,000 German Jews to concentration camps.

Most of this violence took place across dozens of German cities on the night of Nov. 9, 1938 — Kristallnacht, or "Crystal Night," named for the sparkling shards of broken glass that littered streets and sidewalks after the vandalism.

On the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, join Stephen Wise Free Synagogue for a special concert featuring European cantorial music, popular Israeli melodies, thoughtful readings, and a discussion contextualizing the modern pogrom carried out by Hamas against Israeli Jews. Performing and presenting will be our very own Cantor Dan Singer with Rabbi David Maxa, who will be joining remotely from Prague, and German liturgical music expert Dr. Ralph Selig will accompany on the organ.

Date & Time

Thu, Nov 9, 2023 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

30 West 68th Street
New York, New York 10023 Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

A vibrant Reform congregation on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue has served as a catalyst for progressive Jewish thought, committed social action in the local community and beyond, and support for Israel for more than 115 years.

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