Marion & Aaron Gural JCC introduces SHEMA! initiative


The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst has announced a new initiative that will encourage second generation Holocaust survivors to speak about their parents experiences.

The initiative is called SHEMA! which stands for studies in the Holocaust, education, memories and awareness. Gural JCC Cultural Arts and Education Director Rachayle Deutsch said that the vision for SHEMA! is to be an valuable source of Holocaust survivor testimonials and memories.

"We welcome any second generation Holocaust survivors who want to preserve the legacy of their parents and participate in a project-oriented support group,” she said. “We are looking to create our own archive of vignettes with pictures and artifacts of survivors that will be sent out to our JCC friends on a regular basis and made accessible online.”

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