What did the Jews of America really do to help the Jews of Europe during the Shoah? The story of how a leading American Jewish organization, the Joint Distribution Committee, acting on behalf of the American Jewish community, saved thousands and thousands of European Jews from the rise of Hitler through the Shoah and beyond.
The power point presentation is based on original research in the archives of the JDC and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, and presents many scenes never before seen by the public.
Our guest speaker, Rabbi Jonathan Porath spent 15 years with the JDC Senior Staff in the Russian Department, and is intimately familiar with the ethos and spirit of the organization. He will bring from his rich personal experiences contemporary lessons for our own times.
This is a unique opportunity for the Portland Jewish Community to hear one of the great unknown stories of our people.
Rabbi Porath will also be addressing the Annual Meeting of the Portland Jewish Federation Details
His visit is to Portland is sponsored through of the courtesy of the Federation.