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Yom HaShoah Commemoration: Journey of Conscience

Thursday, Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Marc Pollick developed “Journey of Conscience” to travel with students, teachers, and Holocaust Survivors to Auschwitz, Majdanek, Terezin, and other concentration camps in the 1980s. The groups traveled through Prague, Warsaw, Vienna, Budapest, Amsterdam, and the State of Israel. His goal was to enable people to become part of a journey to be remembered with awe. The trip offered rare insights into the horror and tragedy of the Holocaust and how some managed to survive.

Join us on April 8th as we commemorate Yom HaShoah with a discussion on the impact of these important trips. Mr. Pollick will moderate a panel of people who have done this trip at different times and with different groups.

Yet, the power of the experience is the same.

You will hear from panelists Leah Hornik, Brett & Shira Spector, and David Ravanshenas about how the deep impact of their journeys shaped their lives. Brett & Shira met while volunteering for March of the Living. Leah took a gap year immediately following high school. David was so moved, he continues to take groups every year. They will share their experiences, emotions, and important moments to help us understand how we can impact change today.

Jonny Daniels will join us live from the Warsaw Ghetto.

Jonny felt a life-long passion to give back and founded an organization called From the Depths. Jonny will share the story of a Lyubuv Volchek, a “Righteous Gentile” who at 11 years old saved a young Jewish girl who escaped into the forest. Jonny will hold a candle lighting ceremony and you are welcome to light a candle of your own in memory of the 6 million Jews and many others who perished during the Holocaust.

The event will conclude with the Mourners Kaddish by Rabbi Rick Sherwin


Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center