Annual Musical Event Honors Memory of Holocaust Survivors

Temple Beth Israel and Dr. Hankus Netsky announce a virtual event: Shabes in Upper Remety

January 25, 2022, Waltham, MA               Dr. Hankus Netsky invites the public to Temple Beth Israel (TBI) of Waltham’s Annual Morris and Edith Hollender Memorial Tish, Shabes in Upper Remety, on Friday evening, February 18, 2022, at 7:00 pm. It will be a virtual event hosted by TBI member Dr. Netsky who is co-chair of New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Department and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

The online community gathering honors the memory of the late Morris Hollender, Temple Beth Israel’s long-time baal-tefile (lay religious leader) and Torah reader, who passed away in 2015, and of his wife Edith Hollender who passed away in 2020.  Auschwitz concentration camp survivors, the Hollenders came to the Boston area from Czechoslovakia in 1967.  Temple Beth Israel honors the Hollenders each year by hosting a “tish” (a community sing around a table) featuring melodies that Mr. Hollender learned as a child in the Munkacs region of Eastern Czechoslovakia and shared generously with others during his time in the U.S.

Once again at this year’s event, Dr. Netsky will be joined by members of the New England Conservatory’s Jewish Music Ensemble and TBI congregation members, who will help him lead the singing.

The event will take place on Zoom (limited space available; preregistration required here).  Upon registration, a confirmation email containing information about joining the program will be provided (registrants may need to check their spam folder). TBI also provides a website dedicated to Morris Hollender’s musical and cultural legacy, available at

Temple Beth Israel is an egalitarian, traditional, friendly, unaffiliated synagogue that has served the Jewish community in the Waltham area for 100 years. Visit the TBI website at

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