I want to share a tragic and inspiring story with you – Part 125th October 2017

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I am very excited to tell you about a project that I have been busy working on since January.

It is about a very special Hanukkah menorah that I designed with my friend, Irving Roth, an 87 year-old Holocaust survivor, and renowned Judaic artist, Gary Rosenthal. It commemorates Mr. Roth’s personal hero, Janusz Korczak, who was murdered in the Holocaust in Treblinka, along with 200 children from the Jewish orphanage that he ran in Warsaw, Poland. Janusz Korczak menorah

As an eminent pediatrician, author, children’s rights advocate, and radio host, Janusz Korczak’s many Christian friends offered to help him escape from the Warsaw Ghetto and hide him many times, risking their own lives. Each time he asked, “Who will take care of my children?”

The menorah is a scale model of the 7′ x 20′ sculpture on display outside the Holocaust Resource Center of Manhasset, New York called “The Last Journey,” where Mr. Roth is the Director.

100% of the proceeds of the Janusz Korczak menorah are being donated to the Holocaust Resource Center.

Gary Rosenthal is generously making the menorahs for us at cost.

The mission of the Center is to educate young and old on the evils of prejudice, to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, and to combat ignorance, hatred, and violence.

Irving Roth is an incredible man who miraculously survived the Holocaust. He told his story in his book, “Bondi’s Brother.” He travels the country speaking about antisemitism and his Holocaust experiences.

I have embarked upon this mission to raise awareness of the Holocaust and of the depth of antisemitism that still exists today. Charlottesville was a reminder of the vile and contemptible hatred that is unleashed on the Jews. By telling the story of Janusz Korczak, I hope to ensure that the lives and legacies of the Holocaust victims are never forgotten.

Although Janusz Korczak is well known in Poland and Israel, with schools and streets named after him, not many people in the United States have heard of him. His heroism was illustrated in the movie, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.

There is so much more to learn about the life of Janusz Korczak. His books, including, “How To Love A Child,” have been translated into 20 languages.

Each menorah comes with a full color brochure of the life story of Janusz Korczak and a signed note from Irving Roth.

Click here to learn more about the
Janusz Korczak Menorah

If you are interested in receiving the brochure, reply to this email with your address and I’ll put one in the mail to you FREE!

Watch the 10 minute video about Janusz Korczak narrated by Irving Roth.

Next week, I will tell you more about how this project came to be, with photos of the actual sculpture, the model, and the original sketches, and how my husband, Michael, got this whole thing started.

If you have any questions or would like to share your story with me, give me a call at
917-450-4434.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Risa

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