2019 Congregational Trip to NYC
Group Picture
Jana Robbins
Playbill for Fiddler on the RoofStage
Jewish MuseumEntry to the Museum
The Jewish MuseumJewOy
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The Glenn Hoffman Collection
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An Evening with Judah Samet
JAHA was delighted to welcome Judah Samet to share his story of survival. Born in 1938 in Debrecen, Hungary, to Orthodox Jewish parents, Samet was deported with his family to Bergen-Belsen. They survived a harrowing 10 months in the camp, and were liberated in 1945. After the war, Samet’s father died of typhoid, and the family settled in Israel. There, Samet completed high school and served in the Israeli army. In the 1960s, Samet moved to the United States, where he married a woman from Pittsburgh. He also survived the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, having arrived a few minutes late for Saturday services.
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Opening Exhibit of "Deadly Medicine:  Creating the Master Race" at the Johnstown Area Heritage Association Discovery Center 
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder, and ultimately, genocide.
“Deadly Medicine explores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contemporary scientific and pseudo-scientific thought,” explains exhibition curator Susan Bachrach. “At the same time, it touches on complex ethical issues we face today, such as how societies acquire and use scientific knowledge and how they balance the rights of the individual with the needs of the larger community.”
Eugenics theory sprang from turn-of-the-20th-century scientific beliefs asserting that Charles Darwin’s theories of “survival of the fittest” could be applied to humans. Supporters, spanning the globe and political spectrum, believed that through careful controls on marriage and reproduction, a nation’s genetic health could be improved.
The Nazi regime was founded on the conviction that “inferior” races, including the so-called Jewish race, and individuals had to be eliminated from German society so that the fittest “Aryans” could thrive. The Nazi state fully committed itself to implementing a uniquely racist and antisemitic variation of eugenics to “scientifically” build what it considered to be a “superior race.” By the end of World War II, six million Jews had been murdered. Millions of others also became victims of persecution and murder through Nazi “racial hygiene” programs designed to cleanse Germany of “biological threats” to the nation’s “health,” including “foreign-blooded” Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), persons diagnosed as “hereditarily ill,” and homosexuals. In German-occupied territories, Poles and others belonging to ethnic groups deemed “inferior” were also murdered.
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Bishop McCort 2019 Student Dinner Presentation
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Holocaust Remembrance Room
In conjunction with the traveling exhibit we are dedicating a room at Beth Sholom to remember the important lessons of the tragedy of the Holocaust. Please stop by and see the Holocaust Remembrance Room.
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Glosser Library Jewish History Exhibit February 2019
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Temple Sinai Luncheon
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 2018 Beth Sholom Congregation Washington, D.C. Trip
Washington DC Dinner at Prime Ocean Grill
 Johnstown Rotary Club Luncheon
 Rotary Club Meeting
 Our Synagogue
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