Congregation Am HaYam will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, during services on Friday, November 2nd.
On November 9-10, 1938, Nazi sympathizers torched hundreds of Jewish synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, destroyed Jewish businesses and killed over 100 Jews before sending another 30,000 to Dachau, Buchenwald and Sachsenhauser concentration camps.
The riots followed years of increasingly repressive actions by Hitler’s government, including a public burning of Jewish books in 1933, and the passage of the Nuremberg Laws in 1935 which denied German citizenship to non-Aryans.
All are invited to attend services. Congregation Am HaYam, the only Conservative Jewish congregation between Thousand Oaks and San Luis Obispo, is located at 4839 Market Street, Unit C, Ventura. Services begin at 8:00 pm on Friday, November 2nd. For more information, please call 805. 644.2899.