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Closter's Temple Beth El Screens 'I Shall Not Be SIlent'

Rabbi Joachim Prinz speaking at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.
Rabbi Joachim Prinz speaking at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. Photo Credit: Facebook

CLOSTER, N.J. -- Temple Beth El of Northern Valley in Closter will screen the documentary "Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent” at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7.

In 1930s Berlin, Joachim Prinz was a young rabbi as the Hitler regime was rising to power. While the civil rights of Jews in Germany were systematically being stripped away, Prinz restored their the self-esteem through his powerful and inspiring sermons.

Although the Nazis monitored his sermons and despite repeated arrests, Prinz continued to preach, urging Jews to leave Germany. Expelled from Germany in 1937, Prinz arrived in the United States and was horrified to witness racism against African-Americans.

Prinz became a leader of the civil rights movement and spoke at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

Light refreshments will be served at the screening, and lunch ($10) will be served at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to Patsy at (201) 768-5112.

For more information about Temple Beth El, call its at (201)768-5112 or visit www.tbenv.org.

Another screening of the film will be hosted by Temple Emanu-El the same night at 180 Piermont Road in Closter. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here.

Temple Beth El of Northern Valley is at 221 Schraalenburgh Road, Closter.

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