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On Sunday, October 3rd, people from all across North America, (Canada and throughout the US) as well as Ukraine and Israel, came together to learn, pray, honor, and remember. 

A tapestry of lectures, music, art, video, and prayer the program provided diverse opportunities to commemorate.  Meant to engage those who are knowledgeable about Babi Yar and the Holocaust by bullets and also provide information and education to those who are interested in learning about this history, the event was broadcast simultaneously in Hebrew, Russian and Ukrainian.

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While Babi Yar in Kyiv is the most famous symbol of this international tragedy, the Holocaust by bullets occurred across Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The Soviet regime erased the memory of the victims of the Nazis for half a century. Together we will learn and remember as we memorialize and honor the victims of the Holocaust by bullets.

Between 1941 and 1944, Nazi SS and German police forces, German military units, and locally recruited collaborators killed more than 2 million Jews residing in the Soviet Union (borders of 1941) in mass shooting operations. Of Jewish victims of the Holocaust, about 40 percent were killed in mass shootings.

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Memorial Commemoration

Daniel Agranov
Deputy Consul General of Israel to New England
The Importance of Remembering

Rabbi Marc Baker
President and CEO of Combined Jewish Philanthropies
 

Anna Shternshis
Ph.D., Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish Studies and
Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies
at the University of Toronto
Concert-learning - The history shared through music and poetry. VIRTUAL

Igor Shchupak
Ph.D., director of “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” (Dnipro), Honored Educator of Ukraine  
Direct from Ukraine  VIRTUAL

Rabbi Lior Nevo
Rabbi Jim Morgan, Giulia Fleishman
Prayers of Remembrance  VIRTUAL & IN PERSON @HSL

Artistic Commemoration

Neshama Carlebach
 Singer/Songwriter,    B'sheim Hashem & One Step Out of Time
 
Stanislav Antonevich 
Violin,  Theme from Shindler’s List
 

Liliana Glik
Vocalist, Yiddish Songs

Brad Rothschild
Producer, “My Holocaust: Memory for Ages” Documentary.

Daniel Agranov
Deputy Consul General of Israel to New England

Daniel Agranov has more than a decade of experience in Foreign Service. He has been a member of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2008. He previously served in embassies and consulates in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

After joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Daniel served his first overseas assignments at the Embassy of Israel in Angola (2009) and the Embassy of Israel in Kazakhstan (2010). 

In 2011, Daniel moved to St. Petersburg, where he served as Deputy Head of Mission and led a historic effort to open the first Israeli Consulate in Russia.

In his first diplomatic posting in the United States, Daniel served as the Deputy Consul General of Israel at the Consulate in Houston (2014). After his successful tenure in the United States, Daniel moved back to Israel where he was appointed to serve at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Department for Combating Antisemitism and Holocaust Remembrance (2017).

Agranov was born in Leningrad, USSR and made Aliya with his family to Israel at the age of eleven. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Biology and a Master’s in Business Administration in Finance and Marketing, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Agranov is married to Nurit and together they have three daughters and two sons.

 

Neshama Carlebach is an award-winning singer, songwriter and educator who has performed and taught in cities around the world.  A winner and four-time Independent Music Awards Nominee for her most current release, Believe, Neshama has sold over one million records, making her one of today’s best-selling Jewish artists in the world.  Neshama has been a cornerstone of major Jewish music festivals across the U.S. and globally, performing in front of thousands at countless concerts and gatherings for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. As a teenager she performed alongside her father, the late Rabbi Shlomo CarlebachAs the first then-Orthodox woman of her generation to perform for a mixed-gender audience, Neshama has sparked public conversations with brave forays into the place of women in Judaism and today’s world. During the worldwide pandemic, Neshama was able to pivot and transform her work platform. From her home studio, Neshama performed/participated in over 300 Zoom events, ranging from fundraisers to gala events and life cycle moments where she was able to provide solace, comfort and uplifting music to communities around the world. As the global situation evolves, Neshama is looking forward to continuing to connect with communities virtually as well as through in-person performances. Neshama lives in New York with her husband Rabbi Menachem Creditor, and their five children.  

 

Vladimir Foygelman
Center Makor. President
Presenter

Vladimir Foygelman was born in Kiev, Ukraine (former USSR). He graduated from Kiev State Institute of Culture (now Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts) in 1989 with a master’s degree in choreography and administration for community and sport centers. As his Diploma project Vladimir choose to choreograph dance “Shtetl”, the first Jewish theme choreography composition since creation of the University.

In 1990, Vladimir founded The Children’s Jewish Dance Group, Yonteff (Holiday), which was the first Jewish children’s dance group in the former Soviet Union. He directed Jewish festivals, concerts, and Jewish holiday celebrations in Ukraine.

As Program Coordinator for the AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE office in Kiev, he developed the Kiev City Jewish Club for Young Adults. At JOINT he planned and coordinated the Jewish Folk and Israeli Dance seminars as well as the educational and cultural programs.

Since 1997, after his arrival in the United States in 1996, he founded and produced the Annual Artistic Hanukkah Festival in Boston, 

In 1999, Vladimir was invited to work at the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts as Director of Programs for Russian-Speaking Jews. In 2001.

In 2005, with the help of CJP, SCM, JCC and other Jewish organizations in Boston, Vladimir established the Jewish Educational & Cultural Center Makor, and became its President and CEO.

 

Liliana Glik
Vocalist-performs Yiddish songs

Liliana Glik originally from Lithuania, is a professional singer/performer of Jewish Folk Music in Yiddish and Hebrew including popular songs in English, Russian, French, Armenian, Georgian, Ukrainian, and other languages.  

Her passion for music stems from her early childhood and runs deep within my family. A graduate from Lithuania’s National Music Academy and the Vilnius Conservatory with a major in vocal and choir conductor.

Throughout the years she performed all over the former Soviet Union and around the world. She is a Silver Medalist and is a winner of the “Fan - favorite” prize of the Jewish Music Festival in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1991. In Boston, Liliana joined as a soloist at the Jewish Musical Theater “Firelech” in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Stanislav Antonevich
Violin,
Stanislav/Stan Antonevich has been playing violin since the age of 3. He is an orchestral, chamber, and solo performer, as well as music teacher and director. Stan holds Masters Degrees in both classical and jazz violin performances, and an Artist Diploma in solo performance, all from Longy School of Music. He has received honors in multiple international competitions, including first prize at the International Dvarionas Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania (at age sixteen). Sta has served as concertmaster with several symphony orchestras in Massachusetts and nationwide. He is currently the concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. He enjoys sharing his music with his students and the public; his performances are known for moving interpretations and arresting delivery that touch the soul.

 

Brad Rothschild
Producer

Brad Rothschild is an award-winning director, producer, and writer with both a creative and a business background. He received a Master’s in International Affairs and an MBA, both from Columbia University. From 1995-1997, he served as the Speechwriter and Director of Communications for the Mission of Israel to the United Nations.

Brad produced the award-winning documentary feature, Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald. The film has screened in the Jerusalem Film Festival and in over 20 festivals in the United States and around the world. It was distributed theatrically in 2013. 

Brad directed the documentary film African Exodus, about the plight of Israel’s African refugees and the documentary film Tree Man, about the people who come to New York City to sell Christmas trees every holiday season. Tree Man won the Audience Award at the St. Lawrence International Film Festival. 

Brad’s written work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post and The Times of Israel.

 

Igor Schupak
Director of  Museum ”Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”, ”Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Ph.D, Honored Educator of Ukraine (2018).

Igor Schupak graduated with honours from Zaporizhzhia State Pedagogical Institute, Faculty of History, postgraduate studies and the Course of Jewish History at the  Bar-Ilan University(Moscow, Russia - Jerusalem, Israel). In 1995 defended his candidate dissertation at Zaporizhzhia State University (Ukraine), in 2002 got a Doctorate Degree at Toronto University (Canada).

In 1999-2002, since 2004 till now he is the Director of ”Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies. He was the co-author of the conception and fundator of Museum ”Jewish Memory and History of Holocaust in Ukraine” (Dnipro), opened in 2012. He is a member of Ukrainian-German Historical Committee; Ukrainian-Polish Committee of Experts on Improving the Content of Textbooks on History and Geography; member of the Editorial Board of Institute for Euro-Asian Jewish Studies (EAJC), Israel; member of Academic Council of the Scientific Journal “War and Memory” («Wojna i Pamięć») World War II Museum in Gdansk (Poland).

Scientific interests: Holocaust history, the phenomenon of “Righteousness” of people of all nationalities. Author of more than 180 scientific works on history, published in Austria, Belorussia, Israel, Canada, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and other countries. Author of more than 20 history textbooks for secondary schools of Ukraine, recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and published with a total circulation of more than 1 million copies.

 

Anna Shternshis
The Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish studies and director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

Anna Shternshis received her doctoral degree (DPhil) from Oxford University in 2001. Shternshis is the author of Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923 - 1939 (Indiana UP, 2006) and When Sonia Met Boris: An Oral History of Jewish Life under Stalin (Oxford UP, 2017).  Together with artist Psoy Korolenko, Shternshis created and directed the Grammy-nominated Yiddish Glory project, an initiative that brought back to life forgotten Yiddish music written during the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. A recipient of 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship, she is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Last Yiddish Heroes: A Lost and Found Archive of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union about Yiddish music created in Nazi-occupied Ukraine. 

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