Joseph Garay

100 YEARS YOUNG. Happy Birthday to my Grandfather, Joseph Garay, on this incredible milestone. As a Holocaust Survivor, he rebuilt his life, raised a family and achieved his dreams. He is a remarkable individual and true hero to all of mankind. Many more years of great health and happiness. Source: […]

Leon Shear

Condolences: Leon Shear, 94Shear was born on February 15, 1927 in Bedzin, Poland. He was a survivor of five concentration camps during the Holocaust and liberated from Dachau. Early in life, Leon rarely spoke of the horrors he endured while imprisoned during World War II. Only after Leatrice Rabinsky convinced […]

Lilly Weiner-Bruml

98-year-old Holocaust survivor Lilly Weiner-Bruml met her great-grandniece, Anastasia Pixie, for the first time yesterday. Lilly was born in Trautenau, Czechoslovakia, and in 1942 her family was sent to the Theresienstadt ghetto. While in the ghetto, Lilly got an infection and was terribly malnourished. As a result, she was never […]

Sukkot

Succot is the festival of insecurity. It is the candid acknowledgment that there is no life without risk, yet we can face the future without fear when we know we are not alone. God is with us, in the rain that brings blessings to the earth, in the love that […]

Tashlich

High Holidays in BrooklynTASHLICH: In the upcoming days Jews worldwide will be performing a ritual developed around the 13th century known as Tashlich “casting off”, a process of repenting and returning to G‑d.Jews traditionally proceed to a (any) body of running water, preferably one containing fish, and we symbolically throw […]

Henry Oster

Holocaust survivor Henry Oster z’l and high-schooler Drew Principe developed a special friendship after meeting at a school assembly. Henry shared his story of being deported from his home in Cologne, Germany to the Łódź ghetto just a few weeks before he was supposed to celebrate his bar mitzvah. The […]

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal on September 21, 1934. 48 years ago, at the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War, the legendary Canadian musician dropped everything and flew to Israel: “I will go and stop Egypt’s bullet,” he said. He went and performed for troops on the front lines.

Danny Lewin

At just 31, American-Israeli Danny Lewin was the 1st victim of 9/11. His Israeli Special Forces training told him that something wasn’t right aboard American Airlines flight 11. Deciding to tackle the terrorists, Danny was fatally stabbed trying to save everyone on the plane. A true hero. We will never […]

Remembering Munich

We remember September 5-6, 1972. Today marks 49 years since the Munich Massacre. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by a Palestinian terrorist group. The Olympic competition was suspended for 24 hours […]

Shaul Ladany

On September 5-6, 1972, 11 Israelis were killed in an attack known as the Munich Massacre. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, members of a Palestinian terrorist group stormed the Olympic Village, killing 2 members of the Israeli delegation, and taking 9 more hostage. One of the athletes present […]

David Barman

Meet David Barman, an FIU Business professor for BUL 4310 (the legal environment of business.)⁣In his weekly zoom sessions, Barman uses different fun backgrounds to help with class engagement. When asked why Barman stated “several of the students are having additional difficulties not just with online courses but with life […]

Roadside Assistance

Would you like to have your faith in the human spirit restored? Would you like to hear about an amazing and selfless act of kindness? Ruby and I were on the Southern State Parkway when it became obvious we had a flat tire. There’s no shoulder on the side of that […]

Harry and Ilse

“These are my beautiful parents, Harry & Ilse. Both Holocaust Survivors but totally different survival stories. My father survived 6 concentration camps and lost his entire family. My mother and her family were saved thanks to incredible people who jeopardized their own lives to do the right thing. This picture […]

Righteous.

On August 30, 1942, pastor André Trocmé urged the congregants in his overflowing church to “Do the will of God, not of men”. When the deportations began in France in summer 1942, he urged his congregation to give shelter to any Jew who should ask for it. “These people came […]

Sarlotte “Shari” Garay

In honor of #NationalDogDay, here’s Holocaust survivor Sarlotte “Shari” Garay singing to her great-granddog Scooby. Born in Nové Zámky, Slovakia in 1921, Shari survived the horrors of Auschwitz. Today, Shari lives in San Francisco, where she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Source: American Society for Yad Vashem @scoobysf

Peanut Chews

 Who likes Peanut Chews? For over 100 years this candy combination of peanuts and chocolate have been a popular snack. Did you know Peanut Chews were invented in Pennsylvania by Jewish Romanian immigrant David Goldenberg in 1917? The sweet treat was originally developed for use by the U.S. military as […]

Reunited.

Tova Friedman, Sarah Ludwig, and Mike Bornstein are three of the children pictured in an iconic photograph taken by a Soviet soldier during the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The children can be seen showing the numbers tattooed on their arms. Here the three survivors can be seen holding […]

Wow!

Just WOW! “My older sister an officer in the army arranged for all her friends to stop during a break and donate their hair to children with cancer Please share for the whole world to see” Source: המלאכים

William Donat

“This is a picture of my mother holding my granddaughter, her great granddaughter. This was made possible by Maria and Stefan Magenheim because they made it possible for me to survive, and live to have grandchildren. The number is from Auscswhitz. My family refers to this picture as ‘Am Yisroel […]