Honoring those who died...Remembering those who survived through community service, education and remembrance

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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)


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.

Share & Care program

The YIZKOR project's Share & Care program provides Holiday care packages and fills special requests for JFS-Colorado Holocaust survivor clients in need. The organization is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) to support its 2013-2014 Cafe Europa socialization program for survivors. This extends the program, which began in 2012 for another two years. The organization is also pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the MB Glassman Foundation, a portion of which will be used to help underwrite the costs of Cafe Europa programming.

Remember Kristallnacht 75 years

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Exhibit January 27-February 6, 2012
Remembering the Past - Acting on the Present

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History Has A Name Workshop - 
Hana Borensztejn 19 1923-1942 Treblinka Poland; 
Haia Faer 1935-1943 Beltz Romania; 
Nathan Lustman 1934-1944 Auschwitz; 
Eva Weksberg b.1934; 
Jean Lambert 1935-1943 Auschwitz; 
Frania Rajter 1931-1942 Germany;
Touwia Polinowski 1928-1942 Auschwitz;
Severin Regenweter b.1934; 
Moshe Drajer 1926-1943 Warsaw Ghetto; 
Josef Weissler 1937-1943 Auschwitz; 
Fruma Katz b.1935 Telenesti; 
Antoinette Denneboom b.1937 Auschwitz;
Irma Grin b.1936

If you don't remember them, who will?

Hana Borensztejn 19 1923-1942 Treblinka Poland || Haia Faer 1935-1943 Beltz Romania || Nathan Lustman 1934-1944 Auschwitz || Eva Weksberg b.1934 || Jean Lambert 1935-1943 Auschwitz || Frania Rajter 1931-1942 Germany || Touwia Polinowski 1928-1942 Auschwitz || Severin Regenweter b.1934 || Moshe Drajer 1926-1943 Warsaw Ghetto || Josef Weissler 1937-1943 Auschwitz || Fruma Katz b.1935 Telenesti || Antoinette Denneboom b.1937 Auschwitz || Irma Grin b.1936

Congrats to our
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Youth!

Honoring the Memory of Young Holocaust Victims Lev V'Yad (Hand and Heart) Twinning Program

Andrew Goldblatt (remembering Aaron Shmulewitz)
Aidan Zussman (remembering Iske Salman)
Heidi and Pearl Horowitz (remembering Helga & Nora Berner)

What is Lev v'Yad? The YIZKOR project is pleased to introduce a unique T'zedakah program where Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrants can honor the memory of a child killed in the Holocaust by giving/raising money on their behalf.

Why on behalf of? According to Jewish tradition, because those who have died can no longer perform good deeds (mitzvots) on their own, they must rely on the living to perform acts of kindness (chesed) and charity (tzedakah) on their behalf and in the process help to elevate their souls (neshamot) in their journeys through the next world. In so doing, we give their souls an aliyah.

How does Lev v'Yad work? With a minimum donation of "chai" $18.00 (USD), you will receive a reusable Tzedekah tube made of lightweight clear plastic with a removable top which has a slot for inserting donations. Inserted into the Tzedekah tube is a beautiful signed print by mixed media and textile artist Arel Mishory, and emblazoned with the Proverbs 21:21 sentence shown here. Each Tzedkah tube also includes a Zachor (Remember) pin, a reminder to the young person that they are honoring the memory of a young person killed in the Holocaust. On the reverse side of the print is space for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrant to record information about the good works of their hands, such as the date of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, how much money they raised and donated to charity. Because the giving of charity is a lifelong opportunity for doing good in the world, the Tzedakah tube can be reused and even shared from generation to generation for years to come.

The YIZKOR project is a registered Colorado-based 501(c)3 organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law

Volunteers needed to help shop and pack special holiday care packages: Pesach, Rosh Hashana and Chanukah. Please contact the YIZKOR project for more information.

Drivers Needed to assist Holocaust survivors in getting back and forth from programs.

Sponsorships available - honor a loved one with a special Yizkor tribute.

Honoring those who died...Remembering those who survived through community service, education and remembrance