From the CEO: Memory in Action - Elie Wiesel, JDC in Poland
By: Alan H. Gill
– Executive Vice President & CEO
The persistence, and power, of memory in Jewish life is undeniable. It is a driver of many great achievements and gives us pause when brazen acts of inhumanity interrupt our daily routines in the form of terrorism, hate, and persecution. In the last week, the enormity of that fact has come home in several ways for us at JDC.
– JDC Assistant Executive Vice President and noted disaster relief expert
The death of Elie Wiesel has hit me particularly hard, as my last surviving uncle is only one year younger and ill. The last survivors of the Holocaust are dying and as a child of survivors, I feel as though we are losing the connection to that Jewish world that was destroyed by the Holocaust.
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More than 150 Jewish professionals from across the former Soviet Union recently participated in JDC's sixth annual Jewish Educators' Conference, held at the Hesed Eliyahu social welfare center in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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