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The Helen and Leon Sperling Holocaust Education Essay Contest

Dear Educator,


January 27th of this year marked the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most infamous of the Nazi concentration camps established during the Holocaust. For over forty years, Helen Sperling, a well-known member of our local community, spoke at many of the schools in our area about her personal experiences in that dark chapter from our human history. Helen taught thousands of students the important lessons to be learned from the Holocaust, urging her young audience members not to countenance evil or stand by indifferently when they saw others being treated with inhumanity. In an effort to keep Helen’s memory alive and to help carry on her vital work, the Helen and Leon Sperling Holocaust Memorial Committee would like to invite your students to take part in an essay contest. Cash awards will begiven for the first ($72), second ($54), and third place ($36) entries in two age groups, grades 6-8 and 9-12. In keeping with Jewish tradition, the cash prizes will be in increments of 18, the number representing the Hebrew word chai, which stands for “life, alive, or living.”


More information about the contest and guidelines for students can be found in the attached sheet.


Also a link can be found at OHM BOCES for a video.


Digital Media, 9-12, 29:02, OHM BOCES, 2016

We look forward to your students’ participation in our essay contest as we strive to carry on the mission and legacy of a very special woman.


If you have any questions, please address them to Marsha Silverman at the following number: (315) 725-7787 or email at: beauboxer@aol.com.

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Message from our team

Rabbi's message

We are beginning the month of Nisan, the month of freedom, the month of Pesach. The festival of freedom par excellence. The one that reminds us that we should feel as if we ourselves have left Egypt. The one that reminds us that for more than a generation, we allowed ourselves to be enslaved by comforts or by the “they will not attack me” and the SAME THING happened on various occasions. Our people sustained themselves in the midst of societies who were hostile to them.

Our President's message

Hopefully, spring has sprung!


The Purim party at the JCC was full of food and fun. I would like to thank the students of the Hebrew School, Tanya Samoshuk and Tatyana Karyagin for baking our Hamantashen. Also, Bozhena and Tanya Samoshuk and Katrina Berkovich for preparing the kugels. To Rae and Steve Rosenfeld, thanks for doing the shopping. A special thanks to Kenny and Vic for all their assistance at the JCC.

Our Executive Director's message

It is cold out, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining as I write this message and think about Passover being only 4 weeks away, Friday evening April 15th is the 1st Seder, it is also the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and today is also the first day of Spring. Passover is also the “season of freedom”. We are always made to remember we were slaves in Egypt. We read the Haggadah to recount our history.


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Non-perishable food (please, check the expiration date)

These items will be donated to the needy to help keep them warm and fed during these cold months.

Please, drop off any food and unused clean items you want to get out of your cupboards, closets of drawers at 1607 Genesee Street, Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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