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The goal was to tell the survivors' stories, Meisel told NJJN , using "young actors who would look like the young people" the survivors were before and during World War II. Immerwahr, whose own family fled pogroms in Europe before the Holocaust, told NJJN that his first step was to train people to interview the survivors or their families "to get at certain things that make these stories dramatic." Comment?
At the presentation of the proclamation to the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking are, from left, State Sen. Nellie Pou; Dawne Lomangino-DiMauro, cochair of the Atlantic County Anti-Trafficking Task Force; coalition member Dr. Nicole Bryan of Rutgers University School of Business; Mandi Perlmutter, NCJW-Essex advocacy director; Katie Irwin, coalition administrator; Jacob Toporek, executive director, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; and State Senate President Stephen Sweeney. Comment?
The meeting was held following a decision by Gov. Chris Christie to allow a three-month time limit on benefits for certain groups to go into effect in New Jersey. Some 11,000 people in New Jersey are expected to lose their SNAP benefits this year. Comment?
A small group dedicated to keeping those memories of bygone days alive gathered Nov. 5 at Greenwood House in Ewing to revive the Trenton Jewish Historical Society, which has been dormant in recent years. Among its leaders is Art Finkle, who now lives in Langhorne, Pa., but grew up in Trenton. Comment?
Andy Frank, who has served as executive director of the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks since 1998, is stepping down as of July 31. Mark Merkovitz, the president of the federation, will serve as Interim Executive Director as the fundraising umbrella conducts a search for Frank's successor. The announcement was made in a statement by Daniel F. Brent, the secretary and past president of the federation, who said Frank said he would be leaving "to pursue other interests." Comment?
Alex Bethea, a city councilman in Trenton and the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, North Carolina, where he attended a school called Rosenwald. But it wasn't until this week, 50 years later, that Bethea learned that his school was named for Julius Rosenwald, the Jewish philanthropist who is the subject of a new documentary by Aviva Kempner. Comment?
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