Freehold, NJ. The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. In honor of this historic milestone, the JHMOMC will present a two-part program on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Admission is $15.00 for members, $18.00 for non-members, and students and all veterans, free.
The afternoon will begin with a re-telling of the story of the Four Chaplains, followed by a U.S.O. style musical revue, featuring classic music and songs from the war years.
On February 3rd 1943, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, a converted luxury liner, was hit by a torpedo fired by a German U-Boat in the cold waters of the North Atlantic. Among the 902 servicemen, merchant seamen, and civilian workers aboard were 4 chaplains: a Rabbi, a Roman Catholic Priest, a Dutch Reformed Minister, and a Methodist Minister. The torpedo fatally damaged the Dorchester. This story of sacrifice, heroism, and unity will inspire and move you. Four Chaplains historical information can be found at www.army.mil. The Freehold Clergy Association with Rabbi Friedman (Acting Chair) will be participating in this portion of the program.
Following the Four Chaplains program, stay and be entertained by a U.S.O. style musical revue featuring some of our area’s most talented performers singing music made popular during the war years (1941-1945). Music helped to inspire the Greatest Generation to triumph over evil. Songs of patriotism, love, and longing helped to lift the spirit of a nation at war. The program performers are Bethe Burns, Jamian Berkal, and Brenda Schofield, under the musical direction of Vic Schioppo.
For more information or to make a reservation, call the Museum at 732-252-6990 or visit www.jhmomc.org to make reservations online. The Jewish Heritage Museum is located at 310 Mounts Corner Drive in Freehold. It is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and is handicapped accessible.