Browsing Tag: Jewish Foundation of Memphis

Arts & Culture

The Holocaust and Its Horrors

Memphis Jewish Federation’s 8th Annual Holocaust Art and Essay Competition drew an unprecedented 87 essay entries and 85 art entries from students in Tennessee and the Mid-South. This year’s theme was Degradation and Dehumanization: The Nazi Assault on Human Dignity. The contest was sponsored by the Memphis…

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JCP Staff Spotlight: Alyson Chensasky

Many readers know the Jewish Community Partners staff through our work. Each Friday, you’ll hear from a different member of the team in our own words, sharing more of the story of who we are.   Alyson ChensaskyDirector, Endowment and Professional Advisor Development Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma.College…

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People

Free Expressions of Faith

By Ariel WexlerMy trip to Israel was a life-changing experience that connected me to my sense of spirituality and Judaism, and also allowed me to form friendships that will last a lifetime. My trip was through BBYO, and it was called ILSI (International Leadership Seminar in Israel). One…

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Captain Ben Schaffer: Eyewitness to Horror

The letter below was written by Captain (Dr.) Ben Schaffer to his wife Fagie Schaffer while he was in Austria at the end of World War II as one of the first medical staff to enter Mauthausen concentration camp. Captain Schaffer, a dentist serving in the medical corps of the…

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