Connecting to Our Past to Educate for the Future

Bob Max: An American Hero Who Dedicated His Life to Sharing His Story

The Holocaust survivors who volunteer their time to share their stories and lessons learned are true treasures of our Greater MetroWest community. They are a source of strength and inspiration. I am so sad to say that, this week, we lost a truly great member of this community. For decades, B…

The Stories Must Still Be Told: Survivor Speaks in Quarantine

Nine weeks ago, on March 5, I went to a local middle school with a Holocaust survivor. I provided an introduction to the Holocaust and then listened as she told her story to 250 seventh graders. Afterwards, the questions from the students were incredibly meaningful and the day was, as always…

Yom HaShoah: Why We Remember

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Several months ago, I held a meeting to begin planning for the annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration hosted by our Federation and the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University. We discussed a lot; much of which I cannot recall right now and much of which seems as if we were speaking in another…

From Slavery to Freedom: Passover in Quarantine

I know that it’s on everyone’s mind. I know that it’s being discussed in homes all across the United States, Israel, and around the world. It’s out there and it’s coming quickly – the annual celebration from slavery to freedom – Passover. As always during this season there are …

A Matter of Trust

For the past few days, I have been relating what the entire world is going through now to what that the world faced in the 1930s and 1940s.

There certainly are obvious connections. Most notably, there’s the concept of survival. And while I don’t have the expertise to help anyone cope me…