Felix Fibich escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto before the Nazis began rounding up people to send to the camps. His entire family was murdered at Aushwitz. Felix fled to Soviet Russia and went on to become an internationally famous dancer and actor in the Yiddish Theatre. Here he is at the age of 84 teaching a dance class in 2007 titled "Meeting with Our Masters: Felix Fibich." He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
Sheepshead Bay and the surrounding areas are home to one of the largest communities of Holocaust survivors in the world, but the numbers of those who remain are thinning. Which is just one reason why you should consider Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s (JCCGCI’s) “Connect2- program, where you’ll be able to help someone live better, while becoming a historical diplomat to better carry the lessons of the Holocaust for another generation.
At age twenty-four, Daniel Brody certainlyhad enough responsibilities to keephimself busy. A member of the UpperWest Side Orthodox Jewish community,he had recently graduated law school andstarted working as an attorney. Butdespite the demands of his career, Danielfelt a strong urge to seek out a volunteeropportunity and help someone in need.
One of our visiting volunteers Caroline Pincus, wrote me about her lovely visit yesterday with our survivor Mascha Miller, who lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Going beyond her duty of visiting Mascha for an hour for a friendly visit, Caroline decided to stay a little longer in order to make sure she can help the 96 year old survivor light the Chanukah Menorah. Caroline knew that Mascha does not have a home attendant for weekends, and so she would need assistance in lighting the candles and performing this special Chanukah mitzvah.