2 / 28 / 2014
Holocaust Survivor Dora Sorell Visits Berkeley High School
Dora Sorell, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to more than 400 students at Berkeley High School on Thursday, February 6th....
Dora Sorell, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to more than 400 students at Berkeley High School on Thursday, February 6th.
Berkeley High teacher/librarian Ellie Goldstein-Erickson facilitated two assemblies with the 90+-year-old Sorell, who has visited the school before. She said she comes back because, "It is important that young people know what happened so long ago, and those who already know should not forget. I worry about that."
Dora Apsan Sorell was born in Sighet, Romania, in 1921 where she spent her pre-war years. Sorell was taken to Auschwitz as part of a wave of Hungarian transports in 1944. After a year in Auschwitz, Dora was moved to a second camp, Weisswasser. She was liberated two days before the end of the war and returned to Romania to medical school. She eventually immigrated to New York where she practiced medicine. Read more about Sorell here.
2 / 28 / 2014
JFCS Jacksonville Launches New Inclusion in Education Program
February is National Inclusive Education Month, and Jewish Family & Community Services of Jacksonville recently l...
February is National Inclusive Education Month, and Jewish Family & Community Services of Jacksonville recently launched a program to support children, their families and educators who want to see special needs children receive the learning they deserve - and that the law requires. As part of the effort, JFCS met already this year with parents and teachers to assess needs in the community.
2 / 28 / 2014
JFCS Philadelphia Helps Residents 50 And Older Put Food On The Table
A local organization has received a grant to help needy area residents put food on the table. It's estimated ...
A local organization has received a grant to help needy area residents put food on the table.
It's estimated that only 30-percent of the people 50 and older who are eligible for food stamps are currently enrolled and a year-long project hopes to improve that number.
Joanne Lippert Co-Director of Adult and Senior services for the Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Philadelphia says many do not understand the food stamp program, also known as SNAP.
"We're going to contact all the pantries in the area, we're going to contact senior centers, we're going to contact supermarkets. The idea is to get to the places where people, who are facing these issues are, and set up a table or time that we can be working with these clients."
The MAZON Solutions to Senior Hunger Initiative, in partnership with the AJFCA and supported by the generous funding from the Walmart Foundation, is a national initiative designed to alleviate food insecurity and improve nutrition among low-income seniors by reducing the barriers that keep them from enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).