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Boca temple presenting Project Nuremberg with virtual events
Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates with the Blue Books from the Nuremberg Trials

Temple Beth El of Boca Raton presents its annual Project Nuremberg program virtually this year.

While the program is usually an in-person luncheon with speakers, it will span five months this year with a series of free online events. The first event takes place at 7 p.m. on May 27 with Amy Spitalnick, executive director for Integrity First for America, and attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Karen Dunn discussing the topic, “The Landmark Case Against the Nazis and White Supremacists who Attacked Charlottesville

The program was created in 2010 by the synagogue’s Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates in partnership with Lynn University and the South Palm Beach County Bar Association when she rescued from destruction the university’s first edition set of the “Blue Series,” the 42-volume record of the official proceedings of the Nuremberg Trials, published back in 1947.

“Every year, hundreds of people come to Project Nuremberg in person at Temple Beth El to hear amazing speakers who keep alive the legacy of justice created at the Nuremberg trials,” Mates said in a news release. “What is just as compelling is that our headlines today are filled with situations that confront the evil that the Nuremberg trials confronted 75 years ago.”

Mates continued, “Moving online means that an even larger audience can hear our incredible speakers, Florida attorneys can get CLE’s for these events and all of us can learn the power of justice and good in the world from the greatest minds who will be our speakers.”

Another event features Elan Carr, former U.S. special envoy for monitoring and combatting anti-Semitism, at 7 p.m. on June 8.

Registration is required for all events. Call 561-391-8900 or visit tbeboca.org/project-nuremberg to register for the Zoom link or for more information on the program.

The events are sponsored by Marilyn and Jay Weinberg.

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