Yom HaShoah 2018

Over a year ago a classmate from Loomis-Chaffee, Jim Rice, invited me to come speak at his congregation. This week that invitation came to fruition as I spent three days at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, MI. My visit started with a lovely lunch and a tour of the building. Temple Beth El isContinue reading “Yom HaShoah 2018”

Actions Speak Louder

I went to two Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) events in April and I noticed that different communities handle this important day in different ways. Each has a different tone and audience but essentially accomplishes the same thing. I watched University of New Haven students do a short performance of Pavel Friedmann’s poem Butterfly. IContinue reading “Actions Speak Louder”

Radio Broadcast

Today (Tuesday April 25, 2017) I will be a guest on Vermont Public Radio on Vermont Edition. It is a special program for Yom HaShoah. I encourage everyone to listen at noon, but if you only have a few minutes I should be entering the conversation at about 12:25. Here is a link for peopleContinue reading “Radio Broadcast”

Yom HaShoah

For Holocaust Remembrance Day I am sharing some pictures of my mother’s family members who did not survive Hitler’s hatred and evil. Pictured above are Flora and Louis Spier (my mother’s maternal grandparents). Below are Franz Robert Spier and Justine Spier-Bendien (my mother’s aunt and uncle). This card tells us that Franz Robert Spier wasContinue reading “Yom HaShoah”