Dear Members and Friends,
On behalf of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews I would like to invite you to the Annual Memorial Service for the Czechoslovak Victims of Nazism. It will take place on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Bohemian National Hall, located at 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021. The service will be led as in the years past by Rabbi Norman Patz.  This year, Cantor Natasha Hirschhorn, the Music Director of Congregation Ansche Chesed, will participate in the service.
We are honored that Martin Dvořák, Consul General of the Czech Republic in New York, and Jana Trnovcová, Consul General of the Slovak Republic in New York, will be present at the Memorial. In the Memorial Program, Cantor Hirschhorn will present a selection from contemporary liturgical music and an excerpt from "Brundibár", Hans Krása's children's opera performed 55 times by the children of Theresienstadt ghetto/concentration camp in years 1943-1944. Following the Memorial there will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet friends and discuss present and future activities of the Society.
This is now the fifth year that the Society has organized public lectures concerned with the history and culture of Czechoslovak Jews. This year's series is titled: "Bridges to Troubled Waters." We hope to continue with our educational and cultural programs, as this is a major mission of this Society.
In the attachment, please find a form asking for membership dues for the current calendar year. We are also very grateful for your financial contributions, which are crucial for our future endeavors. We are a tax-exempt organization.
I hope you will be able to attend the Memorial Service and also bring your children, grandchildren and friends. It is important, especially these days, to remember.
Eva Derman



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