Meet Steve Ross.

Holocaust survivor Steve Ross (né Szmulek Rozental) was born in 1931 near Łódź, Poland. He spent five years in ten different concentration camps, including Budzyń, Auschwitz, and Dachau. He survived medical experiments, starvation, sexual abuse, and brutal beatings on a daily basis. When Ross was liberated from Dachau in April […]

WWII Menorah

Chanukah is a time of triumph of good over evil. What better time to light with my grandfather’s Menorah made of bullets that was presented to him by his unit during WW2 while he was posted in the Middle East fighting the evil nazis. It is a privilege to be […]

Frank Sinatra

Legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra was born #OnThisDay December 12, 1915. Sinatra was a lifelong supporter of the State of Israel and a faithful friend to the Jewish people. In 1943, he performed in Ben Hecht’s “We Will Never Die” pageant at Madison Square Garden to raise the American […]

Golda Meir

• May 3, 1898, born Golda Mabovitch in Kiev • 1906, Golda moved from Kiev to Milwaukee, Wisconsin • 1916-1917, Golda attended what is now the University of Wisonsin-Milwaukee • 1921, Golda and her husband, Morris Meyerson, moved from the U.S. to a kibbutz • May 14, 1948, Golda was […]

Meet Paddington Bear

Did you know that the beloved character Paddington Bear, Paddington Movie, was inspired by Jewish children who escaped the Holocaust on the Kindertransport? Creator Michael Bond (1926-2017) was motivated by his memories of children arriving at London’s Reading station during WWII. These young refugees each carried a small suitcase and […]