Posted on 07/15/2014 @ 10:00 PM
Today we had a meaningful day at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. We started by listening to the stories of Holocaust survivor Louise Israels from Holland. 18-year-old Sam Charles of North Florida Region said, "I was deeply impacted by the shoes of the deceased Jews and weapon displays". 17-year-old Matthew Hall (Lonestar Region) felt that "it was a really touching museum that beautifully showed me the atrocity of World War II and the Holocaust". 16-year-old Zoe Van Slyke from North Florida Region says that, "after attending the March of the Living and touring the concentration camps, [the museum] was a flashback from what I saw… this was the best of what I've seen". Today we also had a program on the fast of 17 Tammuz, after our Limmud session, or text study. We had another advocacy session to learn more information about advocacy and lobbying. Can't wait for tomorrow!
This blog post was written by Jay Seline (Norther Region East: DC Council) and Jake Cimbal (Gold Coast Region)