Shalom Teens is excited to announce that they will be participating in the “Butterfly Project.”
In the spring of 1942 Pavel Friedmann, a prisoner of the Terezin concentration camp, wrote the moving poem “The Butterfly.”
The last, the very last,
So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.
Perhaps if the sun's tears would sing
against a white stone...
Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly 'way up high.
It went away I'm sure because it wished to kiss the world good-bye.
For seven weeks I've lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The Dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don't live in here,
in the gheto
Died in Auchwitz two years
After writing the poem
More than half a century later, activist Sue Klau was inspired by the words in The Butterfly. In commemoration of the one and a half million children murdered by the Nazis she developed this program.
Our butterflies will be on display with the millions of others at the HolocaustMuseumin Israel, and at our synagogues.
Our congregation joins other multi-denominational congregations in helping feed and shelter the homeless on the North Fork.
Our Congregation provides its members with many opportunities for social action. Our programs benefit women's and teen shelters, foster children and homeless veterans, the homebound and the hungry. By reaching out to people in need, we not only help to repair the world, but also strengthen our Jewish identity and provide an important example of our values for our children.
In addition volunteers are appreciated to help with Hesed activities such as assisting at time of death and illness, arranging transportation etc.
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Our members meet every other Monday to knit and crochet the most beautiful, colorful and wonderful hats for chemotherapy patients.
If you would like to join us, please contact us.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Services and activities are held at the building we share with the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church at: 27245 Main RdCutchogue, NY - opposite the Village Green
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1625Southold, NY 11971
P: (631) 734-2096 Email the President: Shill1@optonline.net