TEMPLE-logo-white-NO-ROOF

Yom Rivii, 25 Kislev 5778
facebook twitter youtube linkedin email-blue 

Surivors Club Save the Date

 

If you are interested in reading the book, you can purchase it from Amazon here. We encourage you to read the book ahead of time and bring your book to the event to have it signed by Michael.  You will also have the option of purchasing the book at the event. 

Weekly Facts 

November 16, 2017

November is National Adoption Awarness Month. 

Did you know that today there are more than 114,000 children in the U.S foster care system that are available for adoption? These children entered foster care through no fault of their own, as victims of child abuse, neglect or abandonment and their parents' legal rights have been terminated.

paulette d min

This past Sunday, our religious school 6th graders and their families had the opportunity during our recent Nisayon event to learn the story of adoption through the eyes of Paulette Dorflaufer. Paulette remembers being hidden in an ophanage in her native France during the Holocaust. She also remembers her amazement on traveling to the US to meet Harry and Ruth Wolfe of South Orage, who had adopted her. She and a chaperone traveled on the Queen Elizabeth to meet her new parents in America. She remembers arriving at her new home in South Orage, where she had her own bedroom. 

 

To hear more about Paulette's story, read this article from the New Jersey Jewish News. 

  

November 9, 2017

Today, November 9, marks the 79th anniversary of an event known as Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass". It was a wave of violent anti-Jewish attacks that resulted in shattered glass from Jewish-owned homes, synagogues, and businesses lining the streets of Germany. 

Why is Kristallnacht so important? 

Kristallnacht represents a rapid escalation of the Nazi racial policies, and from that point on, the violence against Jews intensified to what we know as the Holocaust. The lesson of Kristallnacht underlines the necessity to raise awareness of this kind of behavior. It is important to speak up and question policies that discriminate.