Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration at Temple University

What a wonderful evening spent with the TU students from Hillel at Temple University and AEPi!  Thank you Tara Levine for inviting us and to Becca, Josh, Michael, Rachel, and Hannah for putting together such a meaningful program to remember the Six Million Jewish Martyrs.  ‪#‎TempleMade‬

Presented by Temple University’s Hillel and Alpha Epsilon Pi
Welcome!

Assisted by Temple students, Auschwitz survivor David Tuck and 94 Maidens author Rhonda Fink-Whitman add tiles to the mosaic of Israel being created at the Hillel.What a wonderful turnout!  So nice to speak to all of these bright, beautiful young faces!  Thank you for having us! Moving rooftop candle lighting ceremony following the presentation. Rhonda and Dave with the organizers of the event: (from left) Michael, (Dave,) Josh, Becca, (Rhonda,) Hannah, and Rachel.  Thank you for inviting us, Hillel and AEPi!  You are all such lovely hosts!

 

Yom HaShoah

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day

It is the perfect day to begin reading 94 Maidens which can be purchased safely and directly from this website or at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  The book is available in Paperback or Kindle. 

Tonight we are excited to return to where The Mandate Video began!  We will be speaking at Temple University from 6-8:30pm!  Thank you for hosting Hillel and AEPi!  Can’t wait to meet all of you!

In honor of #YomHaShoah please view and share The Mandate Video and please pass our Petition around again.  We are so close to getting this done!  Just one vote away in the Senate!  You don’t have to be from Pennsylvania to sign!  Thank you!

#neveragain

Philadelphia’s Yom HaShoah-Holocaust Remembrance Day זכור

50th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs

At the ceremony (from left) Hungarian Holocaust survivor Paul Gidaly, Holocaust education advocates Mike and Rhonda Fink-Whitman, Phila. Mayor Michael Nutter, Jewish War Veteran Allan Silverberg.

94 Maidens author Rhonda Fink-Whitman and Philly mayor Michael Nutter.

Below, in front of the monument (from left) Auschwitz survivor seen in “The Mandate Video” Elizabeth, supporter of the mandate former Senator Bob Rovner, author/advocate Rhonda Fink-Whitman, and Bob’s radio show producer Hannah from WWDB AM 860.

#FiveStarFriday!

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping By Dewar
“I was unable to put this book down. It evoked all of my emotions. Such horror, courage, compassion and love.”
Thank you, Dewar!  Your 5-star review says it all!  Much appreciated! ~ Rhonda

Building a Better Bensalem

Fantastic, well-attended, meaningful Holocaust Remembrance Event presented by The Diversity Committee

In attendance and SUPPORTING Amended HB 1424 Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (left) and PA State Senator Tommy Tomlinson (right) — at Congregation Tifereth Israel.

Rhonda and her husband Mike with Holocaust survivors Itka Zygmuntowicz, The Power of Words and Deeds: Sayings: Reflections of Life (left) and Nina Kaleska, Nelli’s Journey: From the Depths of Evil to Reconciliation and Beyond (right) the stars of the original Eye On documentary “Lessons of the Holocaust” narrated by John Facenda from 1978!

Harriet Schnitzer (left,) Rhonda, and Jewish war veteran Allan Silverberg with Dr. Leon Bass, Good Enough: One Man’s Memoir on the Price of the Dream, who as a 19 yr. old soldier in a segregated US Army, liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp and spent the rest of his life educating children about doing the right thing every day.

Corbett ready to sign!

#CONFIRMED!

PA Gov. Tom Corbett has pen in hand and stands poised and ready to SIGN amended HB 1424 into law!

Sen. Dominic Pileggi please bring it up for a vote Mon., April. 28 – Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day!

Let’s show the Ukraine, show the world, Pennsylvania says NO to bigotry and intolerance and YES to mandatory Holocaust and Genocide education and puts humanity first!

#mandatePA

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Don’t count on Schwartz

 

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.’

#mandatePA