Entry way to Auschwita – “Work will make you free”

I will be part of the Interfaith Clergy Leadership Circle at the “Gathering at Auschwitz” on from May 29th through June 3.   

As a daughter of two Hungarian Shoah survivors, may their spirit be elevated, this work means a lot to me. This will be my first time at Auschwitz.


One of the rituals we will do, is a Reading of Names.   You are invited you to share the names of people you knew/know who suffered during the Shoah (WWII), died then or since then, or are still alive. We would be honored to remember them with respect, humility, and lov, read their names aloud during a special service we will hold at Birkenau.   

You may share the names of the people through this form by May 12th –  

Also, if you know, please include their birth place & date / death place & date – and their relationship to you.  Labels will be made and attached to a yahrzeit candle for the Service.


Please keep in mind to have names are read are free of charge. If you are able, we suggest , we do suggest a donation of $18 for a candle. (Multiple names may be placed on each candle.) Funds collected will be used to assist Polish participants to join us. You do not have to provide a name to make a donation.

Here is the link to donate – 

If people want to make a contribution for the candles (not required, but helps to purchase them) they can send – suggested donation of US$18 per candle to:

Personal Check: please pay to the order of: 

SERGE GOLDBERG, write “2023 Auschwitz Candles” in memo line.  

Mail your personal bank check via USPS for the full amount to: 

            Serge Goldberg
            3893 Promontory Court
            Boulder, CO. 80304  USA 

                ~ OR ~ 

PAYPAL: please send as a GIFT to: 

Serge Goldberg   or   303-819-4493 

This gathering is inspired by, but is not, a Zen Peacemaker offerings.

There are a few spots available if you would like to join us.

Read more about this event here – organized by Ginni Stern and Frank De Waele Roshi-

Tmimah Audrey ickovits