Belknap County Democratic Committee supports the New Hampshire Democratic Party, representing Democrats in the towns of Alton, Barnstead, Belmont, Center Harbor, Gilford, Gilmanton, Meredith, New Hampton, Sanbornton, Tilton, and the city of Laconia, New Hampshire.


Temple B’nai Israel of Laconia

Commemorating Kristallnacht on November 9, 2023

Laconia – Temple B’nai Israel will commemorate Kristallnacht, also known as “The Night of Broken Glass,” on Thursday, November 9, on the front steps of the temple located at 210 Court Street in Laconia, starting at 6:00 p.m. The Lakes Region community is invited to bear witness and partake in a program with influential community leaders and clergy from various faiths offering words of comfort and songs of hope to unite against hatred and intolerance.

Eighty-five years ago, November 9, 1938, violent mobs, spurred by antisemitic exhortations from Nazi officials, destroyed hundreds of synagogues, burning or desecrating Jewish religious artifacts. Approximately 7,500 Jewish-owned businesses, homes, and schools were plundered, and 91 Jews were murdered. An additional 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps. This marked a turning point in the history of the Jewish population of Europe as the Nazi regime transitioned from anti-Semitic rhetoric and laws to the brutal, aggressive persecution of Jews that ultimately led to the Holocaust.

Today, antisemitism is surging globally. In the Lakes Region recurring incidences of anti-Semitic graffiti have escalated from park benches and library shelves to buildings and personal attacks. With the State of Israel under siege and defending itself to survive there is a renewed responsibility to remember and commemorate Kristallnacht. Temple B’nai Israel will remain vigilant, standing for righteousness and justice for all persons, ensuring that the world learns from both the distant past and recent events.

Belknap County Democratic Committee General Meeting

With Belknap County Administrator Deb Shackett

Join us on Monday, October 23rd as we welcome County Administrator, Deb Shackett. Deb has been serving in the capacity of Belknap County Administrator for the past 15 years. She will provide an overview of how the various elected officials interact with the County’s professional staff to adopt an annual budget and about the challenges of operating in a support role to the Department Heads, Board of Commissioners, the County Delegation.

Doors open at 5:00 for socialization with pizza and snacks. Bring something to share if you wish! Program starts at 6pm.

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