Tuesday, April 7 at Marco Aviation Hangars
Cocktails at 6:00pm // Dinner at 6:45pm
Chairs: Cecilia & David Cristol
Contact: Susie Menaged at or (904) 394-5727

Over 560 Northeast Florida Students Attended JFCS's Holocaust Remembrance Day Webinar

Students representing 15 different area schools participated in our live streamed event the morning of January 27. In total, over 2,200 people attended live or have since viewed videos of the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning programs.
Below are links to some of the media coverage we had in connection with this event and our Holocaust Education program.
"Sandalwood represents one of four local schools with one of the memorial gardens... Nolan was approached by Melissa Williams, Jacksonville's Jewish Family & Community Services Education Coordinator, last year about establishing a garden at the school. Nolan quickly agreed."

Read article about Daffodil Project 
“`Understand that it, antisemitism, is not just a Jewish community problem, it is a problem for all of us,'... The groups News4JAX spoke to said the only way it will stop is if people in the community are actively and accurately educated... Jewish Family & Community Services serves the entire community and offers tours of the Holocaust Memorial Gallery as part of how they educate the community."
View interview with Colleen Rodriguez
"My vision for creating a Holocaust Memorial comes from the love and dedication I feel for the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust who have no resting place.. A monument made from stone symbolizes the strength we have as a community to never forget them and to teach our future generations how important our history is. We must never forget."
Listen to interview with Morris Bendit
First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross 
“It's so important that you're doing this because there's such a lack of basic knowledge about the Holocaust in this country. Especially among younger adults."
Listen to interview with Hilary Bettman

interview begins at the 27 minute mark

The Quiet Agency

by Hilary Bettman, Director of Jewish Services

“… People come to Jewish Services in crisis. We provide services and support that is confidential and professional. Our clients don’t shout from the rooftop when we help them with issues like substance abuse or domestic violence. Parents aren’t talking about how we helped their children deal with crippling anxiety or depression. Your neighbor doesn’t talk about how we helped keep their lights on or that their main meal of the day comes from us. We are boots on the ground! Here is just some of what we do that many people aren’t aware of …"

Read full article in Northeast Florida Jewish Life Magazine
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