Author visit with students who read 94 Maidens at Bensalem High School!


94 Maidens author Rhonda Fink-Whitman and Holocaust survivor David Tuck met with Mrs. Christine Elberson’s “Triumph and Tragedy” class today at Bensalem High School in PA to discuss the book and also hear Mr. Tuck’s harrowing story of survival. This is the second year in a row that Rhonda has been invited to BHS to discuss the book with students and she says that she is always blown away by the take-away lessons that the students tell her they get from reading 94 Maidens and how it has impacted them and even changed how they approach things in their lives now. Students described feeling more understanding and patient with a new-found desire to dig deeper to see what lies beneath certain habits that they may find unappealing in others, including elder members of their families. They also described feeling more tolerant since reading the book. They added that even the saddest parts of the story were written with grace and dignity for the characters. And one bright and lovely student, Lily, called Rhonda a “bad-ass” because in the book, Rhonda didn’t stop until she accomplished her goals and Lily felt that there was something to be learned from that as well! Wow! Music to our ears!!!
THANK YOU, Mrs. Elberson and students for reading 94 Maidens in the classroom and for inviting us to visit so that we could learn and discuss more! We’re starting our weekend with a warm feeling in our hearts thanks to all of you! Also, we donated a copy of 94 Maidens to the High School library so that every student at BHS would have access to the book. Happy reading!

Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School introduces 94 Maidens into curriculum!

What a great way to start off the New Year! Author Rhonda Fink-Whitman personally delivered a few classroom sets of her book 94 Maidens to Community Academy of Philadelphia CS (CHS) today! The books will be read by 8th and 10th graders and CAP teachers are excited to use the free downloadable Teacher’s Guide available at this website! Kudos CAP! And THANK YOU for introducing 94 Maidens into your curriculum and using it in the classroom! We know that your bright and wonderful students will learn a lot about the Holocaust from reading the book and we look forward to hearing their feedback when we come back later this year for a Q & A with the author! In the meantime…good reading!


*Attention Other Educators: 94 Maidens has one additional classroom set (31 books) immediately available and it’s up for grabs! Books are $15 ea., but if your school purchases by Jan. 10, we’ll discount them! Plus we will deliver the books for free if your school is located within a 30 mile radius of Phila., OR we’ll ship ANYWHERE (shipping not included.) First come, first served! Email us at 94maidens@gmail.com if your school is interested!

RIP Alter Wiener

It is with great heartbreak and devastating sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend and integral member of our team to mandate Holocaust education in Oregon, 92-year old Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener. His funeral services will be live streamed tomorrow beginning at 11:30am here:  https://nevehshalom.org/live-streaming/
It is with great heartbreak and devastating sadness that we say goodbye to our dear friend and integral member of our team to mandate Holocaust education in Oregon, 92-year old Holocaust survivor, speaker, educator, advocate Alter Wiener. Funeral services will be live-streamed tomorrow beginning at 11:30am here. 
Alter touched so many lives and made an impact on countless individuals with his inspiring story of survival. His sudden and unexpected loss is a crushing blow to our hearts, but we will carry on our mission to mandate Oregon and make him proud in Heaven. #OR11
His memory is already our blessing.
To learn more about Alter Wiener, read his book “From a Name to a Number” which is available on Amazon. 

#FiveStarFriday!

“I’m glad I read it” by Cheryle on Goodreads

94 Maidens was a tale that more of us need to read and remember, especially today’s young people. The horrors of the #Holocaust are being denied or glossed over by a lot of people, and the message of what human beings were subjected to in the name of “racial purity” must never be forgotten. I’m glad I read it.”

Agreed. Thank you, Cheryle. ~ Rhonda