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NCJW Event: ‘Stories of Survival’

Becca Gallick-Mitchell of Randolph, a third-generation Holocaust educator, recipe developer/blogger, and the founder of the InstaGrandma’s Kitchen website, will be the special guest speaker for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section’s Paid-Up Membership meeting via Zoom. Her presentation, “Stories of Survival: A Conversation about the Holocaust, Heroes, and Hope,” will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, and is open to all paid-up NCJW, West Morris members at no charge. Annual membership is $40; a three-year membership is $108.

Gallick-Mitchell is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Mala Dorfman (nee Weintraub) and Henry Dorfman. Gallick-Mitchell’s compelling and original program centers on the emotional and evocative retelling of her grandparents’ stories of love, life, and survival, as well as the impact that their stories have had on her as an educator, cook, and human being. Through her “Stories of Survival,” Gallick-Mitchell will take members of the organization on an unforgettable journey that teaches, enlightens, and nurtures their humanity.

In addition to her inspiring conversational lectures, Gallick-Mitchell hosts cooking classes where she shares her family recipes that survived the Holocaust and provides step-by-step cooking demonstrations while sharing her family’s stories. Reaching out to Holocaust museums all over the world, Gallick-Mitchell is collecting digital copies of recipes written by Jewish prisoners who perished in the camps. Her goal is to translate these recipes from Yiddish and other languages (or, in many cases, a combination thereof) into English, so that the flavors, smells, and legacy of the lost souls can finally come back to life in kitchens across the world.

NCJW confronts today’s most urgent social and economic challenges facing women, children, and families. Powered by the Jewish imperative to ensure dignity for all, we impact policy, advocate for justice, and support the community. Your voice has never been more essential and our voices together make a meaningful difference in the world.

To become an NCJW, West Morris member and to register for the “Stories of Survival” event, email annehgorman@yahoo.com.

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