Jewish Center & Federation of the Twin Tiers
Serving Elmira-Corning-Watkins Glen-Waverly-Sayre-Wellsboro
The Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers is both a Jewish Center and a Jewish Federation. Its center arm operates as a “JCC without walls,” offering programs both in the building it shares with Congregation Kol Ami and at other locations. Its federation arm raises philanthropic funds and distributes them both directly and through the Jewish Federations of North America.
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First of four introductory classes. They will be at a very basic level, so no meditation experience is needed, just a willingness to try some new things. Each session will explore one or more ways of meditating Jewishly, and we’ll also practice some from the preceding sessions.
Maya Brown, a child survivor, will give the Meta and John Spiegler Holocaust Remembrance Lecture this year.
She was born in Vitebsk, Belarus. Her parents had fled Warsaw in 1939 after the Nazis invaded. Fleeing once again when the Nazis invaded Belarus, they spent the rest of the war in Uzbekistan. The family returned to Warsaw after the war, but after surviving a pogrom in the market where forty Jewish survivors were killed, her parents decided that they were still not safe in Warsaw. Forced into hiding from the anti-Semitism that existed, Maya’s family fled to West Berlin. They lived in Tempelhof displaced-persons camp in Germany before eventually coming to Canada and then the United States.