PLEASE JOIN US for a service of remembrance and to honor local Holocaust survivors and their families, led by members of the Jewish community of greater Madison. A special program with speaker Jeffrey N. Gingold, author of Tunnel, Smuggle, Collect: A Holocaust Boy, will follow the service. Jeffrey will speak about his father and grandparents, survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the rise of antisemitism today.
Register & Submit Names
Please register to attend and to submit loved ones' names you would like to have Rabbi Biatch read aloud at the service, for both in-person and virtual. If you are attending in person, you will have the opportunity to personally say your loved one's name aloud, if you prefer. Register Now >
Verification of vaccination and masks required. Please see Temple Beth El’s in-person guidelines including vaccination requirements. Upload your vaccination card during online registration. If you are unable to do this, you will need to bring an image of your vaccination card or access your electronic record with the Wisconsin Immunization Registry in the foyer at Temple Beth El.
About Jeffrey N. Gingold
Jeffrey is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning author. He has been a guest on The Montel Williams Show, NPR, numerous webcasts, and national talk radio shows. Jeffrey is a published freelance writer and has authored and been interviewed for numerous articles in US and international publications, including The Times of Israel and The Forward. In 2014, his first book was translated into Polish and in 2015, his second book was released in Dutch.
Based upon recorded interviews with his grandmother and father, Jeffrey’s newest book, Tunnel, Smuggle, Collect: A Holocaust Boy, shares his father’s epic survival as a young boy in the Warsaw Ghetto. The gripping true story holds nothing back, receiving worldwide acclaim and the 2016 Finalist Midwest Independent Publishing Book Award. Jeffrey also received an award from the Jewish War Veterans for his “dedication to telling the stories of history” and personal acknowledgment from the United States Army for supporting “Learning from the Holocaust: Legacy of Perseverance” education.
In 2018, his current book was recorded and is now available by the Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement. Jeffrey enjoys family time with his wife, Terri, and their two bright and beautiful daughters, Lauren and Meredith.
In The News
FDL Reporter | January 22, 2022 | by Jeffrey N. Gingold
There was a secret ingredient in my grandmother's borscht. It was called survival.
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The Annual Community Yom HaShoah program is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Madison and is funded by the Mitchell and Sharon Rapkin Endowment for Holocaust Education and Commemoration.
Community Survey: Those Impacted By The Holocaust
If you are a Holocaust survivor, refugee, escaped from the Nazis, or a family member - please let us know, so we may personally invite you to our community Yom HaShoah service and program. We’d also like to gauge your interest in participating in our service, either reading a passage or lighting a candle. If you have not signed up in the past or your contact information has changed, please fill out our interest form >