On Shabbat morning August 3rd, Jack Mayer will speak about his trip to his home town, Speyer, Germany. Jack was born in Speyer in 1930. His family was forced to flee the Nazis in 1938. This past April, Jack was honored to have several memorial stones – called “Stolperstein,” or "stumbling stones,” laid in front of his family’s home. The stones bear the names of his family, their birth dates, and the date they left Speyer.
Join us Shabbat morning as Jack shares the story of his life in Germany before he left and the significance of having the stones dedicated during his lifetime.
Here is a link to website about the Stolperstein project. http://www.stolpersteine.eu/en/home/
Here is a clip of part of the ceremony of the dedication of the Mayer family stones. https://youtu.be/iDl-fF-GjF4
Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom.
Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel has been Midbar Kodesh Temple's spiritual leader since August 2008. Rabbi Tecktiel was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in May of 1996. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one from List College and one from Columbia University. He also holds a Masters of Arts from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
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