• Is It Kosher to Invoke the Shoah in Politics

    By: Jodie Shupac, Canadian Jewish News The recent backlash against York Centre Conservative MP Mark Adler for noting in campaign literature and on his website that he’s the son of a Holocaust survivor raises larger questions about the appropriateness of referencing the Shoah in political and campaign rhetoric. Former Montreal-area

  • Alumni Reflection: Noah Tradonsky, Johannesburg, 2015

    In April 2015, I, along with 18000 other Jews and non Jews from throughout Israel and the diaspora took part in the March of the Living, a program in which we explore, commemorate and indeed, celebrate pre WW2 Jewry. It was an unbelievable trip, unparalleled by anything in which I

  • The secrets of Ukraine’s shameful ‘Holocaust of Bullets’ killing centre where 1.6million Jews were executed

    Please note, this is a text only version. To read the article with archival photographs (many of which contain graphic content), click here. The Daily Mail, By Will Stewart, August 24, 2015 Seventy years on from the end of the Second World War the full, shocking scale of the Nazi-inspired

  • Holocaust survivors’ grandchildren call for action over inherited trauma

    The Guardian, By Jean West Jewish activists in Scotland have started a campaign to support the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors across the world, saying the trauma of the extermination camps continues to haunt the descendants of those who suffered there.                    

  • In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage

    New York Times, By Joseph Berger A writer and his sister journey to the childhood homes of their parents, places where once Jews like them could thrive. When I was growing up, my mother filled me with visions of her hometown, Otwock in Poland, describing it as a kind of

  • Son of Holocaust Survivors Helping Jewish Teens Connect with their Heritage

    The Boston Globe  By Paul E. Kandarian From parents who survived the Holocaust, Irv Kempner, 64, of Sharon, heard firsthand the horrors of 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis in World War II. Several years ago, Kempner, a retired vice president of sales at Gillette Co., joined March of

  • European Maccabi Games to be Held at Olympic Venues Built by Nazis

    JTA By Toby Axelrod BERLIN (JTA) – They are roaring through Europe, raising dust as they go: Jewish bikers bearing an Olympic-style torch all the way from Israel to this German city. Next week, 11 core riders will pull their steel steeds into Berlin’s famous outdoor amphitheater, the Waldbuehne, to

  • Our Secret Auschwitz

    The New York Times  By Rachel Sopher When I started therapy, I found it hard to speak. Sessions filled up with silences, pregnant pauses, missing words. I couldn’t express myself for fear that any divulgence would hurt someone I loved. My childhood home had been like this, too. Our quiet

  • Alumni Reflection: Liz Pearl

    By Liz Pearl “Camp is what made me who I am today.” “You can leave camp, but camp can never leave you” Camp is freedom, fun, friends and memories forever. Camp is a cool lake on a hot summer day, roasting marshmallows, and snuggling in cozy bunk beds. Camp is

  • What Would Miriam Do?

    eJewish Philanthropy  By Jack Rosenbaum  From March to Miriam, an Empowerment Program Offering Light to Holocaust Survivors in Their Twilight Years As the director of the March of the Living (‘March’) Southern Region, I know many survivors. I cherish each of them. Survivors who accompany teenagers to Poland and Israel,