After much condescending political double speak from Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz’s camp, we were able to extrapolate this: While she supports “the concept” of mandating Holocaust and Genocide education in PA public schools, she WILL NOT COMMIT to supporting our amended bill, HB 1424. (It took a week to get that answer. AND she is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor!) Sounds a lot like something right out of the PA Jewish Coalition’s handbook and they’re the ones who are trying to KILL the mandate!
IMHO she’s a compromiser who specializes in fuzzy math and is in no hurry to see the mandate happen anytime soon. Put Schwartz in the “MAYBE – ONE DAY – WHEN SHE’S THE QUEEN AND RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS RULE THE EARTH” column. What a huge disappointment she turned out to be, especially in light of what just happened to the Jews in the Ukraine.
If this is the type of response we can expect from her as Governor, then as they say on Shark Tank, I’m out!
Btw, Rob McCord’s peeps called us back in about 10 minutes with a straightforward resounding “YES” to supporting HB 1424, sans qualifications or reservations. Just sayin.’
We only need around 300 more signatures to get this petition to the PA Senate!
Everyone please sign it if you haven’t already, share it again, and ask your friends to do the same to help us reach our goal.
With the bill stalled on the Senate floor, this is of uber importance!
Wishing all of our friends who celebrate a very Sweet Passover! זיס פסח
5.0 out of 5 stars “5 stars for Rhonda” By SBH
“An unimaginable historical event comes to life through 94 Maidens. An emotional read that will have you turning the pages as you delve into the Holocaust’s atrocities.”
Thank you for the kind words and the wonderful review, SBH! I’m very grateful! ~ Rhonda
Read more reviews like this one at Amazon.com!
Folks in South Carolina support mandated Holocaust education!
Got a mention in The State today!
What’s the holdup PA Senate? #theworldiswatching
Read the article here
5.0 out of 5 stars! Heart wrenching and masterfully written, By Kile D. Rury
“I saw The Mandate Video and was disturbed that so many have not been taught about the Holocaust. It was through this video that I learned about Rhonda Fink-Whitman’s book, 94 Maidens, which I just finished reading. She has brilliantly written her family story. Thank you for Rhonda for sharing this masterpiece with us. No one will forget what happened to the Jewish people in Nazi occupied Europe after reading this book!”
Thank you for your beautiful review, Kile! Most appreciated! ~ Rhonda <3
94 Maidens author Rhonda Fink-Whitman had a wonderful book discussion with the very bright and articulate high school girls of Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel in Center City Philadelphia!
Thanks to Morah Smadar, Diana, Molly, and Tav for reading the book and to Education Director Cindy for the very kind invite!
And oh what a beautiful synagogue! They just don’t make em’ like that anymore!
The girls enjoyed the book and had lots of great questions. Rhonda’s favorite: ”If you could meet any of the characters from the book that you never got a chance to meet, who would it be?” Who do you think?