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5 German firms each give $1.1 million to Holocaust memorial

Photo: Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem. Photo courtesy Yad Vashem Five well-known German companies, including the country’s only publicly traded soccer club, are donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) each to Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial for the development of a facility to preserve, catalog and store Holocaust-related artifacts. Borussia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer…

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The impact of Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope have left the Valley of the Sun, but not our hearts and minds. It was an incredible six weeks of events that included exhibits, educational programming and concerts. We at Arizona Jewish Life were honored to be involved and want to thank the hard work of Rachel Hoffer, Julee Landau Shahon…

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Jews and Presidents Day

By Paul Finkelman Today is Presidents Day, an amalgamated birthday celebration for two of our three greatest presidents: George Washington (Feb. 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12, 1809). We measure presidential greatness by combining challenges each leader faced and his successful resolutions. By this standard, both Washington and Lincoln are always numbered among the…

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UNESCO hosts a global screening event of the film “Who Will Write Our History”

This Sunday, January 27, UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, and over 350 venues in 55 countries, will host an unprecedented screening of Director Roberta Grossman and Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg’s award-winning documentary Who Will Write Our History and concurrent Facebook Live events. The International screening events and Facebook Live, orchestrated by Abramorama, and with the support…

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Appoints Marla Eglash Abraham as Western Regional Director

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced the appointment of Marla Eglash Abraham as Western Regional Director for the nine-state region that includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. “Marla is a California native with years of successful development experience, and we look forward to her leadership of the Museum’s Western Region,”…

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Kristallnacht: 80 years later

 This week is the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a two-day Nazi-sanctioned riot against Jews in Germany and Austria. On Nov. 7 at a Jewish ceremony was held at a Jewish school in Berlin marked the anniversary with lighting of Yahrzeit candles. At that event Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal said that the answer to “the evil of…

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Survivor’s reunion in Paris

Pictured above: Charlotte with her brother, Max, find their mother’s name on the Wall of Names at the Shoah Memorial (Memorial de la Shoah) in France. Charlotte Adelman says her father, Hershel, had a talent to “foresee things.” The one thing he did not foresee was what would happen to his family in Paris in…

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