Yom HaShoah Community Observance feat. Dr. Ariel Burger (ZOOM)


Sunday, May 5, 2024    
6:45 pm


Event Type

Community Observance of Yom HaShoah

(on Zoom)

Sunday, May 5 at 7:00 PM

(Mincha at 6:45)

Keynote address:

“Lessons From Elie Wiesel For Our Times”

with Dr. Ariel Burger, co-founder of The Witness Institute

followed by Q&A

A collaboration of: Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside, Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills and Temple Gates of Prayer.

Click here to join the Zoom event.

ARIEL BURGER is the author of the National Jewish Book Award winner, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He is the founding director and senior scholar of The Witness Institute, whose mission is to empower emerging leaders, inspired by the life and legacy of Elie Wiesel. He is an author, teacher, and artist whose work integrates spirituality, the arts, and strategies for social change. An Orthodox-trained rabbi, Ariel received his PhD in Jewish Studies and Conflict Resolution under Elie Wiesel. A lifelong student of Professor Wiesel, Ariel served as his Teaching Fellow from 2003-2008, after which he directed education initiatives at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. As a Covenant Foundation grantee, Ariel develops cutting-edge arts and educational programming for adults, facilitates workshops for educators, consults to non-profits, and serves as scholar/artist-in-residence for institutions around the U.S. In 2019 Ariel was chosen as one of the Algemeiner’s Top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life today. When Ariel’s not learning or teaching, he is creating music, art, and poetry. (From arielburger.com)