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Or Ami is pleased to share articles written by congregants for publication in our newsletter and archived on this page.

L’Chaim 3-part series by Norbert Lachman

Written by former Or Ami congregant Norbert Lachman, of blessed memory, this 3-part series recounts his experience in escaping Berlin during Kristallnacht.  These articles were originally submitted to our Kol Ami newsletter in April, May and June 2009 by Norbert and his wife, Gloria, of blessed memory.

L’Chaim Part One, by Norbert Lachman
L’Chaim Part Two, by Norbert Lachman
L’Chaim Part Three, by Norbert Lachman

Rosh Hashanah presentation by Brenna Hymowitz

During Erev Rosh Hashanah 2021, Brenna Hymowitz, daughter of Shara and Eric Hymowitz and granddaughter of Elena and Fred Pelsinger, recounted her journey to becoming an Israeli citizen and soldier.

Brenna Hymowitz presentation