Five Star Friday!

5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read, By Aliza Balcer
“I loved the book. I am not a crier but couldn’t help shedding more than a few tears while I read this book. It also made me miss my Bubby. This needs to be a must read in schools. Keep fighting to get the bill passed so no one forgets the atrocities that were committed.”

Thank you for this beautiful review, Aliza!  Wishing you and all of my readers the very best in the New Year! ~ Rhonda

A Triple Five Star Friday for the Holidays!

In the stocking or under the tree…94 Maidens is the gift that keeps on giving!
Just ask these readers:
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the read!
By Calinda Summerlin (Cocoa FL)

“I loved this book. Just knowing it was based on the authors family history made it special. It was a tear jerker from start to finish.”

5.0 out of 5 stars Who were the 94 Maidens?
By Janice Cagan-Teuber

“This book is a combination or a read search for a family and a fictionalized version which fills in the blanks. The writing is engaging and “real”. The end brings both stories to the suspected conclusion, but it still comes as a revelation. Bravo to Rhonda Fink-Whitman!”

5.0 out of 5 stars 94 maidens
By Gail Wine
“I admire the persistence of Ms Fink-Whitman. She needed to know her heritage….what happened to her family during the Holocaust. Sad story, but excellent book. I’ve recommended it to many.”
Thank you, Calinda, Janice and Gail!!!  Your excellent reviews are so warmly appreciated!!!  Merry Christmas! ~ with love, Rhonda

 

Rhonda takes on special interest groups…

…and speaks for the people. Now ask her how she really feels!

“But Rhonda Fink-Whitman, the producer of a video that went viral on YouTube showing a lack of Holocaust knowledge among college students at campuses around Philadelphia, said that without the mandate, the legislation would be a “nothing bill.” ”

Read the rest of the article in today’s Jewish Exponent:

http://www.jewishexponent.com/holocaust-education-bill-splits-advocates

HUGE NEWS!!!

We have a HERO!

PA SENATOR JOHN C. RAFFERTY JR., 44th Senatorial District, PROPOSED OUR AMENDMENT!!!

We are one giant step closer to mandating Holocaust education in Pennsylvania! This is the epitome of a grassroots effort. WE are making this happen! Don’t let up now. We still have a way to go. Please contact your and other State Senators and urge them to vote for the amended version when it reaches the Senate floor. Please contact your State Representative and urge them to vote for the amended version when it comes back to the House for a new vote. Thank you for your support!

I would like to share with all of you the letter I just received from Senator Greenleaf. Please read below:

Dear Ms. Fink-Whitman,

Knowing of your interest and support for legislation that would provide for Holocaust and genocide instruction to students, I wish to update you on recent legislative action on this matter.

On Monday, December 9th the Senate Appropriations Committee considered House Bill 1424, legislation sponsored by Representative Clymer that would allow public school entities to offer instruction in the Holocaust, other forms of genocide and human rights violations. During committee consideration of the bill Senator Rafferty offered an amendment that would change the provisions from a “may” to a “shall” so that school districts would be required to provide such instruction. The amendment, which I supported, was approved by a vote of 21 to 4. The bill is currently on third consideration in the Senate. The earliest the bill could come up for a vote is in January when the Senate returns to session.

I will continue to keep your support for this legislation in mind when the measure comes before the Senate for a final vote. Thanks for your interest and concern in this matter.

Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf
12th Senatorial District

THANK YOU SENATORS RAFFERTY, GREENLEAF AND THE OTHER 19 SENATORS WHO VOTED TO AMEND!

With much gratitude,
Rhonda