HMLC to Commemorate Tisha B’Av with Special Film Program

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center will screen a special film to commemorate Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av. This date in the Hebrew calendar marks the destruction of both the first and second temples in Jerusalem, and several other tragic events in Jewish history. The film will take place Tuesday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the HMLC theatre at Jewish Federation Kopolow Building.

V’nikdashti (and I Will Be Sanctified), a documentary directed by Rabbi Dovid Bernstein and distributed by Torah Umesorah, is comprised of survivors sharing powerful testimonies regarding acts of faith and courage during the Holocaust. V’nikdashti is in English, with some subtitled Yiddish and has a running time of 45 minutes.

Rabbi Ze’ev Smason of Nusach Hari-B’nai Zion Congregation will lead a discussion following the screening. This program is free of charge and open to the public. For information please call 442-3711 or email

For more information please contact Dan Reich at 314-442-3714 or email

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