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Archive for July, 2020

My Hero – Janusz Korczak

access_time July 15, 2020 - By Amber

EAS Blog Post by Deb Smith Children are not future people, because they are people already…Children are people. -Janusz Korczak Do you have someone you look up to? A hero? My hero is Janusz Korczak, and I would like to tell you a little bit about him. First, look at the two Korczak Memorial pictures… read more »

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

access_time July 15, 2020 - By Amber

By Deb Smith Please read the following and consider participating in the final project. Warsaw was the capital of Poland and a major center of Jewish life and culture. The pre-war Jewish population of Warsaw was 350,000 (about 30 percent of the city’s total population). On October 12, 1940, the Warsaw ghetto was established by… read more »

Resilience of the Human Spirit

access_time July 15, 2020 - By Amber

By Deb Smith, Program Director, Bearing Witness: Holocaust Education and Advocacy, York JCC/IDEAS Center. During this time of self-isolation and the unknown, let’s discuss acts of resilience of the human spirit. Have you ever heard of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oneg Shabbat archives? Ringelblum was a historian and community figure in the Warsaw Ghetto of… read more »

What Can I Do?

access_time July 15, 2020 - By Amber

By Melissa Plotkin Everyday there is a story surfacing about acts of hate and bias in our community. Whether it is property being spray painted, letters in driveways or on cars or even direct hate speech, it surrounds us. There are days where this overwhelms me and other days, it ignites me. I am one… read more »

IDEAS Center Awarded the Diversity Impact Award

access_time July 15, 2020 - By Amber

Thank you to the York County Economic Alliance for this first-ever Diversity Impact Award. The York JCC (Jewish Community Center) has been an integral part of the IDEAS Center development. Thank you to Elliott and Sue Weinstein for their generosity in its formation. We were honored to be joined by Karen Fitch from the City… read more »

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