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In Time for Yom HaShoah, JDC-Eshel’s Witness Theatre Program Ensures the Stories of Holocaust Survivors are Never Forgotten

Witness Theatre was created by JDC in Israel as part of its ESHEL partnership with the Government of Israel to address the needs of Israeli Holocaust survivors.

On the 27th day in the month of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, Jewish people will begin to observe Yom HaShoah worldwide, known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom Hashoah pays tribute to the lives and heroic efforts of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust during World War II through lighting memorial candles, reciting the kaddish (a prayer for the dead), and holding commemorative ceremonies or events.

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The International Youth Seminar with a Rock-and-Roll Twist that Came to Romania

Attendees pictured participating in ock, Reggae, and Rebellious Royals: The Rhythms of Jewish Life as Seen through the Rhythms of Popular Song” international youth seminar in Timisoara.

When you think of famous stars who forever changed music like Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, do you also think of the Babylonian Talmud? If not, after reading about the various Jewish activities that just happened at the “Rock, Reggae, and Rebellious Royals: The Rhythms of Jewish Life as Seen through the Rhythms of Popular Song” international youth seminar, from March 15-18, in Timisoara, Romania, you just might.

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Nothing About Us Without Us: Ruderman Inclusion Summit 2017

Orna Stern

When we hear of someone who is different, someone who has a physical or mental disability, many people feel uncomfortable and create barriers in their perception. The Ruderman family has devoted their considerable time, skills and resources not only to helping people with disabilities, but also to helping everyone else to understand how much we gain by incorporating them into our lives instead, and not pushing them away.

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