Tag: Holocaust

Their Memory Lives On In Us

At age three he was on the USS St. Louis. When she was five years old, she was on the run. They were fourteen and fifteen years of age when they lost their parents while living in the Lodz ghetto. These are only a few of the many stories told by those child survivors of the Holocaust who ultimately made…

Hearing Our Story in Their Stories

As the Social Justice Fellow for Temple Sholom, I have been a part of a congregation whose commitment to its community is felt throughout the city. So it was little surprise that I found myself sitting in the Clifton Mosque, surrounded by Jews, Muslims, Christians, and members of almost every other faith tradition in the city. In all, over 150…

Bearing Witness: Remembering the Past to Protect the Future

Shema! The watchword of our faith, the Shema, demands us to use our ears and hear the statement being made: God is One. Our central belief tells us to listen. In the Reform siddur, Mishkan Tefilah, the Torah passage that commands us to listen takes up an entire page. At the bottom of that page, there is a note about…