Spring 2016 Issue Also Features a Second Generation Shoah Memory
Tired of cooking and cleaning for Passover? Many Jewish families have found a way to sidestep the stress of the holiday preparations: travelling to exciting locations around the globe and letting someone else set up the Seder. These pricey Passover-themed trips are hosted in places ranging from the desert and mountains of Utah to tropical destinations in the Caribbean.
Also in this issue, Elaine Sneierson Leeder’s father, Samuel, immigrated to the United States from Lithuania in 1939. Years later, he learned of the perilous fate of his close relatives but never shared it with his children. After his death, Elaine and her brother travelled to Lithuania to educate themselves on their roots and move past this horrifying period in their family’s history.
In his inaugural column, B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman discusses the important issues B’nai B’rith will face during his tenure.
B’nai B’rith Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin dedicates his column to Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese consul in Lithuania who bravely issued 2,139 exit visas to Japan for Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.
And read about B’nai B’rith at the World Fair at the start of World War II: In September 1940, two months after a bomb smuggled into the British pavilion at the New York World’s Fair killed two police officers, B’nai B’rith Supreme Grand Lodge President Henry Monsky, speaking at the fair’s Temple of Religion, underscored the importance of service and unity.