the YIZKOR project (tYp) was established with a dual mission: 1) to remember the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as individuals; and, 2) to honor their memory by helping to support the needs of aging Holocaust survivors and the Righteous Gentiles. The YIZKOR project is dedicated to addressing this critical, time sensitive mission through Yizkor-linked charitable acts and contributions, as well as associated education/remembrance activities for schools, families and communities to honor the memory of those who perished.
To ensure that the memory of those whose names we know and most especially those whose names have not been recorded and who may not have family left to remember them, will never be forgotten, the YIZKOR project will continue its work into the future creating a living legacy to those who perished in the Holocaust. To this end, in addition to supporting the needs of aging survivors and Righteous Gentiles, the YIZKOR project will also support emergency humanitarian relief efforts in the future.
A cornerstone of the YIZKOR project is its commitment to building Jewish identity and ensuring continuity through its Family & School Legacy Programs. These Yizkor-linked activities are designed to incorporate a sense of personal responsibility and commitment to our remembrances of the six million men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust as individuals.
The YIZKOR project's educational workshops are designed to serve as an adjunct to existing Holocaust education programs. While primarily school-based, projects can be implemented in the home, and through faith-based and community organizations. The workshops encourage students, ages 8 through high school, to explore, understand, and gain a deeper appreciation of their Jewish family roots and history, and their connection to K'lal Yisroel, their greater Jewish family.
Shoah Victims Names' Recovery Campaign
Yizkor project volunteers are available to assist in submitting names to Yad Vashem. Click here for more information on the Denver area campaign!
Now is the time...
because there is no time!
LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany reports that about one-half of the estimated 517,000 survivors of the Shoah who are alive today are living in poverty.
Most of these men and women are in their 80's, many living in desperate conditions; approximately 90,000 live in the FSU; 74,000 in Israel, and estimates place about 30,000 survivors in the United States.
"...around a fifth of all survivors of the Shoah are in need of our support." (World Jewish Congress. January 27, 2010)
They risked their lives to save others...
As of February 1, 2010, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) continues provides critical financial support to 1,004 aged and needy rescuers in 23 countries. These funds cover the costs of food, heating fuel, medical care, medication, and emergency needs.