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The Ithaca Area United Jewish Community gathered Nov. 7, 2010 to commemorate the Holocaust, affirm community and discover Ithaca's own Holocaust Memorial sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy. The event coincided with the anniversary of Kristallnacht--the night of shattered glass--which marks the beginning of the destruction of the Jewish communities of Europe in 1939.
Harmonies of the VOICES Multicultural Chorus, led by Ithaca College professor Baruch Whitehead, filled the James L. Law Auditorium with Ani Ma'amin (I Believe), also known as the "Hymn of the Camps.
The Goldsworthy sculpture, located permanently in the Newman Arboretum of the Cornell Plantations, was presented in a slide show by the Ithaca College Park Scholars, Class of 2014. Simultaneously, the Ithaca Children's Choir sang, Eli Eli, directed by Ithaca College Professor, Janet Glavan, and lyrics by Hannah Senesh.
Speakers in order of appearance: Dr. Chana Silberstein, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau (video), Prof. Leopold Gruenfeld (video), Mrs. Ruth Windmuller, Prof. Emeritus Roald Hoffmann, Cornell President David Skorton and Lehman Alternative School student Hannah Feldschuh.