Golda.

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 one of 24 […]

70th Anniversary

“Happy 70th Anniversary to my parents, both survivors from Germany; my dad was born in Berlin and my mom in Breslau. They both survived the war on the run and in hiding mainly in France, but they met in New York in the elevator of their building on 96th Street […]

BDE

Scene from the horrific tragedy Thursday night in Meron, Israel where dozens of people lost their lives and more than 100 people were injured amid one of the most celebrated festivals of the year.Baruch Dayan Emet. Source: United Hatzalah of Israel

Sarah Halimi

Dr. Sarah Halimi (née Lucie Attal) was born in Nogent-sur-Marne, France on November 30, 1952. She was a beloved Orthodox Jewish woman who dedicated her life to caring for others, first as a family physician, and later as the director of a nursery school. On April 4, 2017, Sarah was […]

CONDOLENCES: Alber Elbaz

Beloved Israeli fashion designer passed away at the age of 59. Alber Elbaz was born in Casablanca, Morocco on June 12, 1961. At the age of ten, Elbaz and his family moved to Israel, where he later attended college and served in the IDF. In 1985 with $800 in his […]

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began #OnThisDay, April 19, 1943. It was the largest act of resistance carried out by the Jews during the Holocaust and became a symbol of heroism in the face of desperation and death. Early that morning, German forces entered the ghetto with motorcycles, tanks, cannons, and […]

Israel 1948

A glimpse of David Ben-Gurion moments before he declared Israel’s independence, May 1948. Source: Frank Shershel, Government Press Office

April 14, 1912.

“I will not be separated from my husband. As we have lived, so will we die, together.” Isidor Straus was co-founder of the Macy’s Department Store. Ida Straus was his wife. The Jewish couple was known for their shared love; almost always together and writing daily to each other when […]

Yom Hazikaron

They may not be with us, but they are always in our hearts. #YomHaZikaron Israel Remembrance Day Source: Eyal Mass Photographer

April 11, 1945

76 years ago today, April 11, 1945, the Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated by American forces. Pictured are survivors from Buchenwald at the Haifa Port on the way to the Atlit Detention Camp (July, 1945). The little boy holding the flag is Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi of […]

Abraham Weiss

“This is my sweet grandpa Abraham Weiss wearing the prison camp uniform he was forced to wear as a teenager during the Holocaust in Auschwitz.. he lost his entire family because they were the ‘wrong race’ in someone else’s opinion, and miraculously avoided his own untimely death 9 times (!!!) […]

Abdo Sultan

Today is my grandfather’s 101st birthday. Abdo Sultan was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York on April 5, 1920. His parents immigrated from Syria and lived in poverty during his childhood. He used to sell ties on the subways to make money. Eventually, he started his own retail stores in […]

Beautiful.

My Grandma is super close to me. She is almost 100, a Holocaust survivor, and was recently discharged from the ICU into Hospice after surviving COVID-19. She is one of my favorite people on this planet and just being able to go to her house to visit her in person […]

Marcel Marceau

Did you know that world-famous mime artist Marcel Marceau saved the lives of Jewish children during WWII? Marcel (né Mangel) was born 98 years ago, #OnThisDay March 22, 1923 to a Jewish family in Strasbourg, France. He and his brother Alain joined the French Resistance and changed their last name […]

One Year Ago.

Remember this? One year ago.This 92-year-old man helped his wife color her hair when she couldn’t go to the salon because of social distancing. (Photo: Yael Shapira Avraham) Source: E! News

Dr. George Berci

Happy 100th birthday to surgical pioneer and #HolocaustSurvivor Dr. George Berci! Dr. Berci still comes in to work at #CedarsSinai each day and credits work with keeping his mind active. “For the past 100 years, I get up very early,” says Dr. Berci. “I go through what I need to do for the day, […]

Jewish Star

Throughout my dads time in the ghetto and camps he managed to hide this in his shoe/boots. It was made for him for his bar mitzvah in Hungary. After the war ended he still managed to keep it with him. When he came to the states and soon after met […]

Einstein and Chaplin

Albert Einstein was born in the German Empire on March 14, 1879. When he arrived to Hollywood in 1931, it was said that the only person he wanted to meet was Charlie Chaplin. Einstein: “What I most admire about your art, is your universality. You don’t say a word, yet […]

Alice and Neldo

My grandmother, Alice, was born in Tunisia, March 12, 1929. In the early 1950’s, a young man named Neldo was visiting Tunisia from Israel. Neldo was born in Tunisia but left to become a sheliah, bringing young people to Israel to help build the country. The moment that Alice and Neldo […]

Benjamin Ferencz

Happy 101st Birthday to Mr. Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials. Born on March 11, 1920 to a Jewish family in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Ben Ferencz moved with his family to America when he was ten months old. After graduating Harvard Law School in 1943, he […]

Reunited.

“It’s like someone has given me a gift. It’s, it makes my whole life perfect,” said Betty Grebenschikoff after finding her childhood best friend who she last saw when she was 9 in 1939. Friends Ana María Wahrenberg and Betty Grebenschikoff we’re inseparable attending school and ballet together. Both fled […]

Rummikub

Did you know Rummikub has Jewish roots? The popular tile game was created in Israel by Romanian born Ephraim Hertzano. In the 1950’s Hertzano hand-made the first sets with his family in the backyard of his home in Bat Yam. Over the years, the family licensed it to other countries […]

The Great Synagogue of Sydney

The Great Synagogue of Sydney (known in Hebrew as Beth Yisrael) is one of Sydney’s most beautiful, fascinating and historic heritage buildings. The Synagogue has stood on its present site for well over a hundred years, since 1878, but the congregation itself has a history going back at least fifty […]

5 Generations of Women

 “Five generations of women… What a gift and a blessing to have had an opportunity to pose for such a wonderful photo… With my mother and my grandmother, and with my daughter and granddaughter… We will miss my grandma terribly but we will cherish the many wonderful years and precious memories always…”Rena […]