Luncheon Honoring Holocaust Survivors
On Sunday, February 4, 2018, Temple Emanu-El hosted a Sababa sponsored luncheon honoring Holocaust Survivors and the Children of Survivors. Holocaust Survivor, George Rishfeld, told "His Story" followed by a panel discussion with our honorees moderated by Anat Granath, MSW, JF&CS Aviv Older Adult Services.
Karen Baron, Evelyn Feldman, Brenda Graiser, Lisa Kobrynski, Eva Lipman, Wendy May, Nathan Mordler, Gerri Penn, Judy Risner, George Rishfeld, Steve Spiegel, Henry and Elizabeth Strauss.
Am Yisrael Chai! Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Program
Am Yisrael Chai! is a nonprofit Holocaust Education and Awareness Organization. Am Yisrael Chai! has developed The Daffodil Project, a world-wide project empowering Holocaust Education. Teens from The Am Yisrael Chai Teen Initiative have been participating actively in developing The Daffodil Project and hope to connect with many teens around the world to expand this project. During the Holocaust, one and a half million children died senselessly in Nazi occupied Europe. No one knows what kind of lives these children would have gone on to lead. Their potential for growth and fulfillment was cut short. We plan to plant 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember the children.
WHY DAFFODILS? The shape and color of the daffodils represent the Yellow stars worn by Jews during the Holocaust. Daffodils are flowers that represent our poignant hope for the future. They are resilient and return with a burst of color each spring. Yellow is the color of remembrance. The daffodils will also honor those who survived the Holocaust and went on to build new lives after this dark and difficult period. Together we are building a Living Holocaust Memorial. This project signifies the importance and meaning of remembrance and of the collective power of action. LEARN LESSONS FROM THE PAST AND
You can help by participating in this worldwide project. You can participate in the Am Yisrael Chai! Bar or Bat Mitzvah Daffodil project. You can twin your Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a child who perished in the Holocaust and was never able to celebrate this important milestone. We will provide you with the name and background information and resources to learn about the Holocaust in a more personal way. You can plant daffodils in honor of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah and in memory of your “twin” who will always be remembered through this meaningful project.
For more information visit The Daffodil Project.