The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia recently sponsored Holocaust Survivor Day, in partnership with Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia and Seed the Dream Foundation.
The groups convened more than 80 Holocaust survivors as well as their families to celebrate Holocaust Survivor Day at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall.
Additional partners included ADL Philadelphia, 3G Philly, Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Association, Gratz College, Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and Sons & Daughters of Holocaust Survivors. The program featured museum tours, a kosher luncheon and Klezmer music and dancing.
Holocaust Survivor Day was recognized during the program as a new annual holiday, with proclamations issued by Gov. Josh Shapiro and Mayor Jim Kenney. ••