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Ruth Gruber Comments on Shalom TV

Posted by Elyse in News

Hey Everyone! My dad sent me an article about a woman telling about how FDR helped in the Holocaust and how he changed America in a good way. Her comments are listed below. ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR RUTH GRUBER DEFENDS ROOSEVELT’S HOLOCAUST RECORD Reminds Shalom TV…

About Fred Lejuene Kahn

Posted by Elyse in Updates

A Holocaust Survivor by the name of Fred Kahn, emailed me about my project. He heard about my project through the Generations of the Shoah news letter. His story is posted on my website and here is just a little bit more about him. I…

Fred Lejuene Kahn

Posted by Elyse in Stories

Fred Kahn, SAIS: ’63 A Dramatic Escape to a New LifeWhen Fred Kahn recalls his childhood, growing up in a Jewish household in Germany at the dawn of the Second World War, clear images spring to mind: neighborhood children riding on sleighs, trumpets blaring from…

My Speaking at Schools

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week! Coming up I am going to start speaking at some schools like Providence and possible some out of Charlotte. I just got an email from Long View High School and they are doing a Holocaust…

Spring Break

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! I just got back from 6 hours in the car. I had a great Spring Break…we went to Maryland, Washington DC, and New Jersey. We went to about 5 or 6 museums (Holocaust, Both East and West galleries of the National Gallery of…

Spring Break-Going to Holocaust Museum

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Hey Everyone! For Spring Break I am going to Washington D.C. to go see my really good friend and we’re going to the Holocaust Museum. I am really excited to be able to learn more about the Holocaust and to see real artifacts from the…

At My Bar Mitzvah-Theirs

Posted by Elyse in Poems

When I was thirteen, I became Bar Mitzvah, When they were thirteen, they became Bar Mitzvah When I was thirteen, my teachers taught me – to put Tefillin on my arm. When they were thirteen, their teachers taught them – to throw a hand grenade…

Speaking at my School

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! Tomorrow I am speaking in front of my homeroom more about my project and what I have heard since the last time I spoke to them which was about a few months ago. Then in a few weeks I will be speaking in…

Odyssey of the Mind

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! This Saturday, was my Odysey of the Mind competition. Our problem was Teach Yer Creature and we had to build a creature that is taught five different actions. We came in 3rd place! We did really well in our long term and extremely…

NCCAT

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! On Thursday I spoke for the North Carolina Council of the Holocaust. It was in front of a bunch of Holocaust educators and I told them about my bat mitzvah project and all the responses I have had from my website. If you…

Leon Fajgenbaum-Submitted by Mindy Prosperi

Posted by Elyse in Stories

Leon Fajgenbaum, 1920-2009  My grandfather was born into a world that no longer exists.  Not only because so much about the world – national borders, technologies, lifestyles – changed over the course of his lifetime.  But because the world of his childhood in Jewish Poland…

My Dvar Torah

Posted by Elyse in Updates

I thought I might share what I read for my Dvar Torah. My Dvar Torah is explaining the Torah portion we read and what God is telling to Moses. Shabbat Shalom. This week’s Parsha is Va’eira, which means “I appeared”. In this week’s story, the…

Holocaust Denial by Priest in Europe

Posted by Elyse in News

Pope Criticized as Priest Says Nazi Gas Chambers ‘Disinfected’ From Bloomberg News Email | Print | A A A By Flavia Krause-Jackson Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) — Pope Benedict XVI again came under fire from members of the Jewish community after a second priest publicly questioned…

Butterfly Project

Posted by Elyse in Updates

On Tuesday, I went to the JCC for a class on the Butterfly Project. The Butterfly project is this project that a group of students though of to remember the people who died in the Holocaust. We painted Butterflies and made Butterflies, and each Butterfly…

What has happened throughout my project

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey everyone! I thought that it would be really neat to show everyone how my project has progressed.  Here are some links with articles that I have been featured in. http://www.jvibe.com/Real_life/myjewishlegacy.php http://www.charlotteobserver.com/479/story/161325.html I hope that in a few years that I will be able to…

Nancy MacMillan

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey everyone! Monday I met with Nancy MacMillan, a Providence High School Teacher I have been talking to. In March I will be speaking about my bat mitzvah project and what I have learned about the holocaust and about my family and their survival/journey through…

70th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Posted by Elyse in Updates

On November 9 at Temple Israel they are holding the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht.  I get to escort a survivor in and meet a total of twelve survivors. The temple has made a video of the twelve holocaust survivors stories and is going to show it…

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