Happy Milk Chocolate Day!

Where does chocolate come from? Of course, we know that it came from Mexico and was carried by the Spanish conquerors back to Europe. But who then cultivated, processed and distributed chocolate around the world? Almost all of the people involved were Jewish! And many modern brands were founded by Jews fleeing the Nazi’s rise to power, including Elite Chocolates (founded by Eliahu Promchenko who moved his successful chocolate company from Latvia to Israel in 1933) and Barton’s (chocolatier Stephen Klein’s business that he brought to New York from Vienna in 1938)

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Heal our Land
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marching with other civil rights leaders from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on March 21, 1965. From far left: John Lewis, an unidentified nun, Ralph Abernathy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Bunche, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

Heal our Land

The Holocaust Remembrance Association (HRA18) was established by descendants of Holocaust survivors to sensitize hearts to the issues of the Holocaust and facilitate education, healing, and reconciliation. Holocaust survivors and their families came to the United States with nothing. They welcomed the opportunity to start a new life in a country with a just government and a Constitution that protected their personal freedoms.

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Healing the wounds of the Holocaust

24NEWS September 20, 2016 The March of Life movement organizes reconciliation marches with descendants of Nazi perpetrators Growing up in Germany, Bärbel Pfeiffer never felt a personal connection to the…

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Israel’s 72nd Independence Day: Cherishing, Protecting, & Celebrating the Jewish State

Gilad Katz
During these unprecedented and incredibly difficult times, please allow me to take a pause from the day to day news that now seems to be a part of the new “normal”, the new everyday life. Permit me, just for a moment, to shift the conversation away from the uncertainty that we all feel today, as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

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Holocaust Garden of Hope Progress

HOLOCAUST GARDEN OF HOPE – The HGOH in Kingwood, an outdoor museum designed for children and young families to learn about the Holocaust in a safe environment, is currently in the final…

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March of Remembrance Texas

Leadership teams for Marches of Remembrance in Texas are currently being developed for Marches in Houston, Dallas, and College Station.  A concerted effort is being made to find creative ways…

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HGOH Update
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HGOH Update

HOLOCAUST GARDEN OF HOPE – The HGOH in Kingwood, an outdoor museum designed for children and young families to learn about the Holocaust, is currently in the final stages of…

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Stitching together baseball and the Holocaust
Rene Kirchheimer, whose father helped create the Sosua Jewish settlement, with Baver.

Stitching together baseball and the Holocaust

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 – Elihu “Hugh” Baver’s life sounds like a script that a lot of Jewish men would like to write: Former minor league baseball player; an MBA from…

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