Remembering and Honoring
Our Survivors of the Shoah and Their Legacy
Saturday, March 9th, following Taste of Shabbat Services
The words “Never forget” are of great importance as our Survivors age and world-wide anti-Semitism worsens. Franklin Gaylis will moderate a discussion with some of our Shoah Survivors and New Life Club members who have played such a big role in the life of Tifereth Israel. They will give us their views on survival, courage, resilience, and what the future might hold. We will also hear from several children of Survivors who will share their efforts to educate and unite the community against intolerance. Let them inspire us to live a Jewish life filled with values, commitment, and humanity.
Franklin Gaylis has always had a deep interest in the Shoah, but more so after visiting Lithuania and Latvia and the original shtetls of his South African family. In 2001, he and his wife Jean visited these and many more shtetls, discovering their family roots, and the sad outcome of those who remained and perished during the Nazi era. He has been an invited speaker on the subject at the UCSD Holocaust Living History Workshop and several other venues. Franklin has a great respect and admiration for the Survivors of the Holocaust appreciating the horrors they experienced , their courage and conviction to rebuild their lives, raise their families and play leadership roles in our Jewish Community.
Thank you to Jean and Franklin Gaylis for hosting the Kiddush Luncheon that will follow our learning.