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JCC in Plainview Celebrates Inaugural Nationwide Holocaust Survivor Day

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The Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview celebrated the inaugural, nationwide Holocaust Survivor Day on Thursday.

Holocaust Survivor Day is a day for survivors to celebrate their own life and accomplishments and to be recognized and supported for everything they do for communities everywhere. 

On March 6, Michael Berenbaum and Jonathan Ornstein in the Jerusalem Post called for Holocaust survivors to celebrate their lives on a day not shared with the tragedies of the Holocaust. 

“We are here today to celebrate the survivors, and not talk about what happened in the past, but to celebrate you and what you’ve accomplished today,” said the leader of the JCC event. 

A blessing was shared for all the survivors and their families and everyone celebrated with lots of food and music. 

“What we’re here today to celebrate is about the families that you’ve created, the businesses, the success that you’ve had, the wonderful children and grandchildren you have … you’re all here today to be celebrated.”

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