Remembrance Day for Jewish Martyrdom and Heroism 28th Day of Nisan
Annual Memorial Service
Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 164-11 Chapin Parkway
Jamaica Hills, NY 11432
April 28th, 2022 10:30 AM
WE REMEMBER THE HOLOCAUST
We mourn for six million of our people, brutally destroyed by “civilized men” behaving like savages. The cruelties of Pharaoh, Haman, Nebuchadnezzar, and Titus cannot be compared with the diabolical schemes of the modern tyrants in their design to exterminate an entire people.
The blood of the innocent who perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, Treblinka, and Theresienstadt, cries out to God and man. We will never forget the burning of synagogues and houses of study, the destruction of holy books and scrolls of Torah, the sadistic torment and murder of scholars, sages, and teachers.
They tortured the flesh of our brothers and sisters; but they could not crush their spirit, their faith, their love.
We recall our brothers and sisters in the Warsaw Ghetto, Jews who valiantly defied the monstrous adversaries.
And we recall the heroism of those who, in the face of unprecedented and overwhelming force, maintained Jewish culture and asserted Jewish values in the very midst of enslavement and destruction.
Let us pray:
O Lord, remember Your martyred children.
Remember all who have given their lives for the sanctification of Your name.
Even as we mourn, we recall those compassionate men and woman of other faiths and nationalities who, at the peril of their lives, saved some of our people. Truly, “The righteous of all nations have share in the world to come.’
Let us pray and work for the day when there shall be no violence or desolation on earth, when “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more.”
“INDIFFERENCE BECOMES COMPLICITY”
Convening/Welcome – Rabbi Richard Weiss, Young Israel of Hillcrest
Kay Maleh Rachamim – Rabbi Mayer Waxman, Exec. Director of QJCC
Service Commencement- Rabbi Richard Weiss
Inspirational Words – Rabbi Richard Weiss
Kaddish – Rabbi Richard Weiss
Guest Speaker – Mr. Benjamin Pinczewski, Esq., 2nd Generation Pinczewski & Shpelfogel PC. of Counsel to Elefterakis Elefterakis & Panek
Lighting of Memorial Candles
Ani Maamin – Rabbi Mayer Waxman Hatikvah
Residents Light Memorial Candles
Residents Light Memorial Candles
Candle Lighting Service
First Candle – Mr. Benjamin Pinczewski, Esq 2nd Generation
In memory of helpless infants, children and teenagers who were cut down like young trees before their time…before they a had a chance to experience life. We shall never forget!
Second Candle – Mrs. Chana Pfeifen Survivor In memory of all mothers who died with their children in their arms. We shall never forget!
Third Candle – Rabbi Mayer Waxman Executive Director, Queens Jewish Community Council
In memory of all mothers and fathers who were cruelly separated from their families, We shall never forget!
Fourth Candle – Rabbi Richard Weiss
In memory of all scholars, teachers, Rabbis who were the first to be seized. We shall never forget!
Fifth Candle – Mrs. Linda Spiegel
In memory of the “Heroes of the Resistance” who fought the Nazis SO few against so many. We shall never forget!
Sixth Candle – Rabbi Daniel Pollack In memory of the martyrs and righteous gentiles who gave their lives to help their brothers/neighbors under the Nazis. We shall never forget!
Ani Maamin Be’emunah Shelayma B’viat Hamashiah V’af Al Pi Sheyit-ma-may-ah Em Kol Zeh Ah-hakeh Lo B’chol yom She-yavo
I believe with all my heart in the coming of the Messiah, And even though he may tarry, I will wait each and every day for his arrival.
-Maimonides, 12th Century
I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.
I believe in love even when I do I not feel it.
I believe in God even when He is silent.
-Jews in Germany, 1939
Kol ode balevav, P’nimah, Nefesh Yehudi homiyah Ulfa ‘atey mizrach kadimah, Ayin I’tzion tzofiyah. Ode lo avdah tikvatenu, Hatikvah bat shnot alpayim: L’hiyot am chofshi b’artzenu, Eretz Tzion v’Yerushalayim.
Yisgadal v’yiskadash sh’me rabbo, b’olmo deevro chiruseh v’yamlich malchuseh, b’chayechon uvyomechon, uv’ chayey d’chol beys yisroel, baagolo uvizman koreev, v’imru omen.
Y’he sh’meh rabbo m’vorach l’olam ulolmey olmayo.
Yisborach ‘yishtabach v’yispo-ar v’yisromam v’isnaeh v’yishador v’yisa-ley v’yishal-lol sh’meh D’kud-sho b’reech hu, l’elo min col birchoso v’shiroso tushb’choso ‘nechemoso daamiron b’olmo, v’imru omen.
Y’he sh’lomo rabbo min sh’mayo v’chayim olenu Val col yisroel, v’imru omen.
Oseh sholom bimromov, hu ya-aseh sholom, olenu ‘al col yisroel; v’imru omen
Kayl Maleh Rachamim
Ay1 mo-lay ra-chamim, sho-chayn ba-m’romim, hom-tzay m’noochu n’choe-na al kanfay ha-shecheenu, b’ma-alose kedoshim u’t’horim k’zohar huruki’a maz-heerim, es nishmose ha-shaysh milyone ke-doshim she-hulchoo l’olumum, ba-avur she-mispal’lim b’ad haz-koras nishmusum.
B-gan ayden t’hay me-noochusum.
Lu-chayn ba-al ho-rachamim,-tee-rayhem b’say’ser k’nufuv l’olumim, v’yitz-ror bi-tz’ror hacha-yim es nish’mu’sum,
A-doe-nuy ho na-cha-lusum, u-noo-choo al mish-kuvum b’shu-lome, v’noe-mar Amen.