BBYO: Forming Jewish Identity

-By Sam Canales, pictured above (second from the left) with his immediate family- brother Aaron, mother Stacy, and father Art Canales. Photos by Barry MarkowitzSam Canales read an abridged version of this speech at Jewish Community Partner’s Pillars of the Community event this week, honoring the families, organizations…

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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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