2018-05-09 / Local News

South Jersey residents experience emotional March of the Living


1. Mission members stood outside Auschwitz, where the March would begin the following day. They were (front, from left), Ronit Boyd, Jewish Federation director of Impact & Innovation; Rande Dubrow; Andi Goldman, Jewish Federation operations manager; Bess Soffer; Mission Co-chairs Peggy and Rabbi Jerry David; Jodi Cooper; Joan Feinberg; Sharon Sackstein; Jane Satanoff; Rebecca Rosenau; Linda Kulp; and Suzi Abrams; with (rear, from left), Chris Boyd; Aaron Dannenbaum; Jim Soffer; Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, Jewish Federation CEO; Stanley Cooper; Glenn Fuhrman, Jewish Federation president; Lillian Hassman; Joe Hassman; Cantor Ed Kulp; Iris Brownstein; and Sam Davis. 1. Mission members stood outside Auschwitz, where the March would begin the following day. They were (front, from left), Ronit Boyd, Jewish Federation director of Impact & Innovation; Rande Dubrow; Andi Goldman, Jewish Federation operations manager; Bess Soffer; Mission Co-chairs Peggy and Rabbi Jerry David; Jodi Cooper; Joan Feinberg; Sharon Sackstein; Jane Satanoff; Rebecca Rosenau; Linda Kulp; and Suzi Abrams; with (rear, from left), Chris Boyd; Aaron Dannenbaum; Jim Soffer; Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, Jewish Federation CEO; Stanley Cooper; Glenn Fuhrman, Jewish Federation president; Lillian Hassman; Joe Hassman; Cantor Ed Kulp; Iris Brownstein; and Sam Davis. In April, 24 members of the South Jersey Jewish community embarked on a trip to Eastern Europe, where they participated in the 30th annual International March of the Living, which takes place in Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Thousands of participants marched silently from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp complex. The mission trip began in Poland, followed by an Eastern European tour of Jewish roots and revival in Berlin, Germany, and Prague, Czech Republic.



2. A memorial statue of Janusz Korczak stands in a cemetery in Warsaw, Poland. Korczak was a Polish-Jewish educator and children’s author, who spent many years working as the director of Dom Sierot, an orphanage for Jewish children in Warsaw. During the Holocaust, Korczak was offered sanctuary by the Polish underground organization, Zegota, but turned it down repeatedly, saying that he could not abandon the children. He boarded the trains with his children, and sadly, none of them were heard from again. 2. A memorial statue of Janusz Korczak stands in a cemetery in Warsaw, Poland. Korczak was a Polish-Jewish educator and children’s author, who spent many years working as the director of Dom Sierot, an orphanage for Jewish children in Warsaw. During the Holocaust, Korczak was offered sanctuary by the Polish underground organization, Zegota, but turned it down repeatedly, saying that he could not abandon the children. He boarded the trains with his children, and sadly, none of them were heard from again.

3. These stumbling stones, or stolperstein, commemorate victims of Nazi extermination or persecution throughout Berlin, Germany and around the world. The majority of these brass-plated concrete cubes honor the Jewish victims of the Holocaust; each is a testament to the memory of these individuals at their last place of residence or work, before they fell victim to Nazi terror. 3. These stumbling stones, or stolperstein, commemorate victims of Nazi extermination or persecution throughout Berlin, Germany and around the world. The majority of these brass-plated concrete cubes honor the Jewish victims of the Holocaust; each is a testament to the memory of these individuals at their last place of residence or work, before they fell victim to Nazi terror.

4. Mission members standing in front of the Prague astronomical clock, or the Orloj, located in the Old Town Square of Prague, Czech Republic. Enjoying the moment were (from left), Jodi Cooper; Rande Dubrow; Suzi Abrams; Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, Jewish Federation CEO; and Rebecca Rosenau. 4. Mission members standing in front of the Prague astronomical clock, or the Orloj, located in the Old Town Square of Prague, Czech Republic. Enjoying the moment were (from left), Jodi Cooper; Rande Dubrow; Suzi Abrams; Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, Jewish Federation CEO; and Rebecca Rosenau.

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