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Honoring an inspirational woman in West Hartford

Rabbi Brahm Weinberg, the former spiritual leader of Young Israel of West Hartford, returned to his Connecticut congregation on Sunday, Nov. 11, to deliver the first annual Margot Jeremias Kristallnacht Commemoration Lecture. Speaking before a packed house on the topic “From Monuments to Memory: The Responsibility of Holocaust Remembrance in our Time,” Weinberg, who currently serves as spiritual leader of Kemp Mill Synagogue in Silver Spring, Maryland, explored the role memory plays in shaping our past, present and future.

“The lecture was a perfect way to remember my mother while commemorating Kristallnacht,” said Helen Loew, the daughter of Margot Jeremias, who, together with her husband, Les, funded the lecture. “Rabbi Weinberg was brilliant, inspirational and personal. The wonderful turnout was a recognition of my mother’s impact on our community.”

A survivor of the Holocaust, Margot Jeremias z”l was dedicated throughout her adult life to sharing her experience with younger generations, teaching them important lessons about peace, tolerance, and standing up to evil.

CAP: Rabbi Brahm Weinberg, spiritual leader of Kemp Mill Synagogue and former rabbi of Young Israel speaking at the Young Israel of West Hartford’s inaugural Margot Jeremia Kristallnacht Commemoration Lecture.

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