Adults & Families

Harrisburg Community Member Holds Ukraine Close to Heart

By Adam Grobman

Tanya Benoudiz has lived in America for thirty years. But she was born in Odessa, Ukraine.

“It was a beautiful Jewish scene,” she says. “When they founded the city 200 years ago, they opened the doors from the sea – Jews, Italians, whoever could turn the city into t…

Civil Rights Fight Continues in Harrisburg

Civil Rights Fight Continues in Harrisburg
By Mary Klaus

When Michael Sand heard that Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, he cried.

“He was a personal hero of mine,” said Sand. “I was so sad and knew that it would be ten times harder to do the things he had wanted t…

A Tribute Long Overdue

By Felix Thau

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part story detailing historical accounts and personal history of Nadia Frey.

After moving to Philadelphia at the age of three, Felix Thau’s family became close with a number of fellow Survivor families in the area. One of those was …

Dede and Merv Woolf Celebrate 70 Years in Community Together

By Adam Grobman

When Dede and Merv Woolf marked seventy years of marriage this summer, they celebrated alongside their fellow Jewish community members, some of whom they’ve known their entire lives.

After all these years, they still never tire of telling stories of being in and around th…

Zach Simmons Gathers Insight Into Israel Through Postal History

By Adam Grobman

Stamp collecting is a hobby that stretches back to 1840, beginning with the issue of the first adhesive stamp in the United Kingdom - the Penny Black - which featured the image of Queen Victoria.

Ever since that first label clung to common envelopes, collectors have clutche…