Kristallnacht, Nov. 1938

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

80th Anniversary of “Kristallnacht”

Israeli and North American Judaism post Kristallnacht


How can we teach effectively about the Holocaust from a humanist perspective? Rabbi Sivan Maas will discuss Holocaust memorial in the context of Jewish humanism in Israel, and speak more generally about secular Judaism in Israel.

Rabbi Sivan Malkin-Maas was ordained in 2003 as the first secular rabbi in Israel by Rabbi Sherwin Wine. She is one of the world leaders of humanist Judaism. Sivan is the dean of T’murah, the Israeli affiliate of the IISHJ (the International Institute for Secular Humanist Judaism), and facilitated the ordination of TCC’s Rabbi Tzemah Yoreh, among many others. She has a BA in Education and Art from SUNY, and a Masters in Bible and Art from the Schechter Institute, and has taught at many Israeli institutions of higher learning. She officiates at Jewish life cycle events and holidays in Israel and around the world.


Stick around after the service and program! Please bring baked goods or fruit for our pot luck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

RSVP is requested but not required.


Nov 09 2018


07:30 PM - 09:30 PM


St. John's
81 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014