Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed with guest speaker and Holocaust survivor Alex Konstantyn at Temple Israel Portsmouth, 200 State Street.
Born in Varenz, Poland, in 1938, Alex Konstantyn spent years as a refugee. His family roamed the countryside while evading Nazi persecution, wandering the forests and small towns of Poland, living on the streets, and begging for food. After they had survived for two years on the run, an old business acquaintance hid them in an underground cellar where they awaited the end of the war.
Following the remembrance service in the Sanctuary, coffee and refreshments will follow in the Levenson Social Hall, where a Holocaust-related exhibit will be available for viewing. This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsor: Temple Israel Cultural Endowment Fund