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Sinai Chapels and the Jewish Community

Can You be Buried in a Jewish Cemetery with Tattoos?

Tattoos. Body ink. Body art. These are uncommon words in Jewish culture because there is a belief among many Jewish people that one cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery if they have a tattoo. This belief is purely a myth. While the Torah states that you should not desecrate the body (and therefore voluntarily … Continued

Center For Jewish Studies at Queens College Kristallnacht Commemoration

The Annual Commemoration of Kristallnacht and Recommitment to Combating Anti-Semitism and Hatred. Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2-4 PM, Goldstein Theatre at Queens College Free and Open to the Public Keynote Address: Casablanca, the Refugee Question, and the Fateful Summer of 1938 Professor Noah Isenberg, New School Presentation will include film clips from Casablanca Noah Isenberg is Professor of … Continued

Queens College Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

On Sunday, November 6, Sinai Chapels presented the Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration at Queens College. Annette Insdorf, the keynote speaker, featured clips from various films focused on the Holocaust, including Schindler’s List, The Pawnbroker and None Shall Escape. Dr. Insdorf is the child of Holocaust survivors and an internationally recognized expert in film and Holocaust studies. … Continued