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Archive for the ‘Diversity’ Category

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 »

Full Circle

access_time November 13, 2019 - By Amber

By Gina Kohr Today, we come full circle as 24 individuals on our way home excited to share unique experiences with loved ones, community members, and coworkers. The past 10 days we have walked many miles and traveled many destinations and eaten so much food that I don’t know when I will ever be hungry… read more »

We Have Choices

access_time November 12, 2019 - By Amber

By Jon Liss At breakfast, we learned that Israeli forces had assassinated a well known terrorist in Gaza. Then rocket attacks began into southern Israel and parts of Tel Aviv. Fortunately, as of this writing, there haven’t been any significant injuries in Israel, but some buildings have been hit. Iron Dome has been about 90%… read more »

Journey to the Wilderness

access_time November 11, 2019 - By Amber

By Kim Soderberg “Journey to the wilderness…”, is how our itinerary description for this day begins. We wake up in an oasis. You know, like the ones you see in the cartoons amid the desolation of the desert. This green, lush beautiful place full of wildlife. An oasis. The Kibbutz Ein Gedi. We have one… read more »

A Day of Friendship and Lifelong Lessons

access_time November 10, 2019 - By Amber

By Lise Levin I thought this morning about friendship.  Friendships of longstanding and new ones. The real joy of sharing this experience of Israel with dear friends and of watching how my JCC friends care for each other. From Patty keeping a laser focus on us so we wouldn’t be swallowed by the mob at… read more »