Never forget: honoring the past and ancestors

Allison Gorokhovsky ’17 held the Holocaust remembrance event Od Avinu Chai, translated to “our forefathers live on” April 23 at the Westside Jewish Community Center. The event commemorates Holocaust remembrance day April 24. The event was divided into three segments. The “past” segment focused on two Holocaust survivors who told their stories to the group, […]

Holocaust survivor speaks to sophomore class

Holocaust survivor speaks to sophomore class

Holocaust survivor Michele Rodri shared her experience during the war, told about her life after and advised students to speak up against wrongdoings at the sophomore class meeting March 29. Rodri was born in Paris to a Jewish orthodox family. At seven years old, Rodri was picked up by SS officers, she said. Rodri said […]

Holocaust survivors share their stories with the junior class

Holocaust survivors share their stories with the junior class

Holocaust survivors Gabriella Karin and Bob Geminder spoke at the junior class assembly Friday to share their stories with students and provide personal insight into the atrocities of World War II. Director of the Center for Excellence in Teen Experiential Education at the Builders of Jewish Education Organization Alisha Pedowitz introduced the two guests. “Humanity […]

Righteous Conversation screens PSAs

The Righteous Conversations Project screened its 2012 public service announcements and donated the PSAs to non-profit organizations Nov. 15 during an event held in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The Righteous Conversations Project, an organization part of Remember Us, is a project that brings together Holocaust survivors and teens to speak up about injustice in the world […]