Yom HaShoah Commemoration 5775

Over 90 people attended a Yom HaShoah Commemoration at Dublin Hebrew Congregation, sponsored by the Jewish Representative Council. The evening was hosted by Mr Yanky Fachler and featured a dramatic narrarative of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, read by descendants of Holocaust survivors. The commemoration ended with a brief memorial service at the Holocaust memorial, led by Rabbi Zalman... Read More

Jewish Rep Council Meeting with Minister for Justice

A delegation from the Jewish Representative Council consisting of President Leonard Abrahamson, Chairman Maurice Cohen and Dr. Andrew Woolfe, met with Justice Minister Francis Fitzgerald TD yesterday and while no details of the discussion were disclosed, Council Chairman, Maurice Cohen said that the Jewish Community met regularly with representatives of all Government Departments... Read More

Jewish Community Host Ireland’s Faith Leaders

An unprecedented meeting of senior figures from the major faiths in Ireland has taken place at the Terenure Synagogue Hall in Dublin, as religious representatives gathered for a meal together. The event was organised by the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland. Among the 30 guests were papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin,... Read More

Rabbi Lent speaks to Three Faiths Forum on the subject of Global Conflict

Anti-semitism is now a reality in 71 countries though Jews represent just 0.2 per cent of the world’s population, an inter-faith forum has been told in Dublin. Jews “have perished through history . . . because they were different or a perception that they worshipped the same God differently,” said Rabbi Zalman Lent, leader of Ireland’s Hebew congregation. He was speaking... Read More

Stratford College Diamond Jubilee Visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

A group of students and staff had a truly memorable morning on Thursday, 12th February when we presented a copy of our book, ’60 Years A Growing’ to President Michael D. Higgins as the culmination of our Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The President spoke very warmly about the book and Stratford College. Below is an extract from Ms Patricia Gordon’s response: “For... Read More

Tomi Reichental & Yanky Fachler TV3 Aug 7th 2013

On Wednesday August 7th 2013, Tomi Reichental and Yanky Fachler appeared on TV3’s “The Morning Show” to discuss the importance of continuing the pursuit of Nazi war criminals. The interview began with Tomi telling Clair Brock of his earliest memories as a 7-year-old child growing up in pre-war Slovakia where his father was a famer and his grandfather was the local shop keeper.... Read More

A Jew, an Irishman and a Corkman

This week the Irish Jewish gathering takes place celebrating Irish Jewish culture. Among the events organised are a series of films by Jewish directors at the Irish Film Institute and exhibitions at the Irish Jewish Museum. Today at lunch time at the IFI there is a screening of ‘The Hebrew Lesson’, a short film directed by Wolf Mankowitz. Set in Cork, the film stars... Read More

The Day a Jewish flag flew over the Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was established in October 1940. Jews in Warsaw and its suburbs were rounded up, and 400,000 people, about 30% of the population of Warsaw, were squeezed into the Ghetto that was about 2.4% the size of Warsaw. Over 100,000 Ghetto residents died due to rampant disease or starvation, as well as random killings. Between Tisha Be’Av (July 23) and Yom Kippur (September... Read More

Tomi Reichental Receiving his Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

This is the moment when Tomi Reichental author, family man, holocaust survivor, and perhaps most importantly man of quiet dignity and wisdom was honoured by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award was presented to Tomi by the German Ambassador to Ireland, Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier in recognition... Read More

National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration Dublin, Sunday, 27 January 2013

The National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration took place in Dublin on Sunday, 27 January 2013.  This annual event is organised under the auspices of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) in association with the Department of Justice and Equality and Dublin City Council and supported by Dublin Maccabi Charitable Trust, Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, Sisters of... Read More