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Israeli project Zikaron Basalon (Remember in the living room) is back for a second year. Zikaron Basalon brings the Holocaust memory by hosting a holocaust survivor or second generation in living rooms around the city on Holocaust memorial day. The living room sessions foster an open and intimate conversation. The unique and authentic tradition started in Israel, offers Columbus a new method to address the implications of the Holocaust.

Houses will be open in Bexley, German Village, New Albany, North West, Reynoldsburg (for Russian speakers), Berwick (For teens) , Marion Village (For young adults), Hillel OSU and CharismaLife ministries church. The address for your location will be emailed to you by Thursday morning of the event.

For more information about OSU Hillel event contact Rabbi Ilan for details at rabbiilanosu@gmail.com. For the Teens event contact Rabbi Dovid Kimche dkimche@ncsy.org.


Thanks to all the volunteers for opening their homes and their hearts and for our speakers: Fran Greenberg, Marlene Brisk, Manny Luttinger, Sandy Hackman, Debbi Sugarman, Gayle Rosen, Amy Schottenstein, Rabbi Dovid Kimche, Keila Naparstek, Gail Rose, Alison Mautz, Victor and Dora Levenstein, OSU Hillel and CharismaLife ministries church and Pastor David Swaggerty.

Zikaron Basalon Committee: Debbi Sugarman (Chair), Merav Livneh Dill (Senior Shlicha), Justin Shaw (JCRC), Meri King (JFS), Rabbi Ilan Schwartz (OSU Hillel), Annie Shmookler (Columbus Jewish federation), Morgan Palnik.

Profiles on our speakers:

Fran Greenberg was born in Paris, France in 1937. Fran’s father was rounded up in one of the early raids on Jewish families in Paris. He was ultimately sent to Auschwitz in 1942. During the war, Fran and her sister were sent to a series of foster homes with grim conditions. Fran survived the war in a Catholic children’s hospital after she was diagnosed with tuberculosis.