Holocaust survivors’ book reading
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Jewish History Museum hosted Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona for a morning of readings from JFCS’s book, “To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona.” Five of the survivors featured in the book read excerpts from their stories and fielded questions from the audience. The readings were part of the museum’s remembrance of Kristallnacht, which occurred on Nov. 9, 1938.
The JFCS Holocaust Program, which provides direct service support to Holocaust survivors who live in Southern Arizona, published the book in April 2015. Program Manager Raisa Moroz and JFCS volunteer Russian translator Richard Fenwick began collecting these stories in 2010. For more information, visit jfcstucson.org/to-tell-our-stories.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, PJ Our Way welcomed author Amy Fellner Dominy to the THA library, where she facilitated a writing exercise and directed reader’s theatre of her book “OyMG.” PJ Our Way is an extension of the PJ Library free book program for children that allows kids ages 9-11 to choose their monthly selection.
Lisa Litman, national director of PJ Goes to School, led a professional development session for a dozen local educators on Monday, Oct. 31 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The program, an initiative of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is currently in place at the Esther B. Feldman Preschool/Kindergarten at Congregation Anshei Israel and the Tucson J Early Childhood Education program.
(L-R): Leslee Conecoff-Gluck of Congregation Anshei Israel and Jennifer Caverly and Marian Schlitz, of the Tucson Jewish Community Center peruse “The Only One Club,” a PJ Library book used in the PJ Goes to School program.