Jun 14, 2012
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Launches “Zachor Society”
As another symbol of the local community’s commitment to the preservation of the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 15 individuals and/or private foundations have become charter members of the Memorial’s “Zachor Society.”
“Zachor” means to “remember,” and the Society will help to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive through support of the Memorial – adding to the funding the Memorial already receives from the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.
The launch of the Zachor Society took place recently at the home of Lidia and Jimmy Resnick. Jimmy’s late father, Abe Resnick, was one of the founders of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach. The event, chaired by Charles Treister, featured remarks by Norman Braman, Founding Chairman of the Memorial, and Kenneth Treister, FAIA, Memorial sculptor. Andrew Koffsky, a recent March of the Living participant, shared his experiences visiting sites of the Holocaust.
Each year, more than 100,000 people visit the Memorial to participate in its programs and learn about the Holocaust. In addition to providing a serene venue for survivors to pay tribute to their loved ones, the Memorial emphasizes education by opening its doors to thousands of schoolchildren annually and by hosting seminars for teachers. Also offered are outreach programs for college students and their professors; a speakers bureau; and free community-wide programs in observance of Holocaust Education Week, Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) and Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).
There is no charge to visit the Memorial or attend its programs. The Memorial is maintained through the generous support of members of the community.
Rabbi Solomon Schiff is the immediate past Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, and Andrew C. Hall is the Chair.
Those who are interested in learning more about the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and its programs may contact Sharon Horowitz, Director, at 305.538.1663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals interested in the Zachor Society may contact Simon S. Kaminetsky, Director of Philanthropic Initiatives at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, at 786.866.8453.
Pictured (left to right) at the Zachor Society launch event: Lisa and Charles Treister, Helyne and Kenneth Treister, Shirley and Rabbi Solomon Schiff, and Lidia and Jimmy Resnick.