Arts & Culture

Upstanders Mural: Extraordinary Memphians

Photos and some text taken from the Memphis Daily News.Nina Katz, Lucy Tibbs and Rev. Billy Kyles are among the social justice figures in Memphis history honored in a new Downtown mural unveiled on Tuesday, Nov. 22.Katz is one of a few Jewish Mempians honored in the mural…

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Arts & Culture, People

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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Arts & Culture, People

Final Reflections: Returning to Our Routines

The Memphis group returned last week from Poland and Israel, where they visited many historic sites and diverse communities, including the city of Shoham, Memphis’ newly-named Israeli partner city. The JCP/MJCC-sponsored trip connected the travelers to their Jewish history, taking them to important sites from the recent…

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Arts & Culture, People

Shoham: Memphis’ Israeli Sister City

The Memphis group returns today from Poland and Israel, where they visited many historic sites and diverse communities, including the city of Shoham, Memphis’ newly-named Israeli partner city. The JCP/MJCC-sponsored trip connected the travelers to their Jewish history, taking them to important sites from the recent past…

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