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Teaneck’s Yom Hashoah Commemoration committee Photo Provided

More than 1,100 people came to the 33rd annual Teaneck Yom Hashoah Commemoration at Teaneck High School, where they heard Howard and Nancy Kleinberg talk about the horrors they endured, how Nancy saved Howard’s life in Bergen-Belsen, and how they met again, years later, in Toronto.

The evening began with a dessert reception for survivors and their families. During the program, Teaneck councilman Mark Schwartz issued a proclamation to Bruce Prince, president of the Jewish Community Council. Steve Fox, co-chair of the commemoration committee, spoke; he informed the audience that plans for a permanent Holocaust memorial in Teaneck are being finalized. The evening included musical performances by Yitzy Glicksman, Jonathan Rimberg, and Stephanie Kurtzman and talks from students. Six multigenerational families lit candles as Rabbi John Krug and Arline Duker read names. The evening concluded with Rabbi Joel Pitkowski of Congregation Beth Shalom reading psalms and Rabbi Yosef Adler of Congregation Rinat Yisrael reciting Kaddish and El Maaleh Rachamim.