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Survivor , Hymie Steinmetz speaking at the New School College 7/27/2011


One of our clients, survivor Hymie Steinmetz, spoke at the New School in NYC at a seminar given on holocaust literature . The professor, Shamar Hill, is a volunteer of our Connect2 visiting program as well.

Connect2 Purim Group

To bring in the Purim spirit we hosted a intimate lunch and group session for some of our holocaust survivors.
After a very tasty lunch from the Surf Solomon senior center, our intern,Talia Fischer , provided a seminar on Purim.
At the seminar Talia re-told the story of Purim and our survivors added their reminisced about how they spent Purim in Europe before the war.
Yiddish "Purim Shpeil " were  performed and songs were sung by the group, and a great time was had by all.

Connect2 client Felix Fibich, the 86-year-old Yiddish dance star


 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

Do A Mitzvah With The Connect2 Program


http://connect2ny.orgSheepshead 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.



Hamodia: Connect2 Provides Visitors for Holocaust Survivors


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.

Connect2 Provides Visitors for Holocaust Survivors

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