I am dedicating my Sixth Marathon Go and 3 X Chai Birthday to the LIVING NEEDS of Holocaust Survivors.
Many of you know that the 25th Leo Martin March of the Living was an impactful experience for me as a Spiritual Advisor & Educator. The abstraction of tatooed numbers on SoFla pensioners from youthful reflections does not compare to the response-ability of "witnessing." Upon my return I have delivered a thorough presentation to youth many times. I applaud those teachers, overwhelmed by the theme to make that request. Using powerpoint, popular culture, photos of teens abroad entitled: "What Kids Should Know About the Holocaust--" It is a blueprint for civic duty. Guiding a 30th year recognition exhibit at my place of work, just last April, has kept the fire burning. I am proud that the International March of the Living began in SoFl. Just an idea that took root. "Experiential Learning at its best." Yes, if you know how important it is to know. The dearth of Holocaust literacy and everpresent alt right fright tells us all that there is much work to be done. Life is for the living and so here I go again... 26.2 miles to the finish line! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Blue Card wrote:
Since 2011, The JCS Alliance Team Blue Card has been an Official Charity Partner of the Miami Marathon, raising more than $150,000 dollars for needy Holocaust Survivors.
The best part is that for every $1 you donate, Holocaust Survivors will receive $20 in services – that’s right, this year the Claims Conference will be matching a 20-to-1.
Please fund this most compelling cause as we need your help to reach our goal – our entire community has a responsibility to help these most deserving people who have little to no income.
The financial support raised by our team is for dental and medical care, therapy, prescription drugs, personal emergency response system, housing, transportation and one-time emergencies.
Make a real difference in their lives. Every gift, no matter the amount is important. For more information, email Marian at Mmendelsohn@jcsfl.org.