The Harp by Mark Birnbaum, Sarah’s Key & Beyond Courage

Random interesting news:

n  There has been some very interesting new Holocaust books & films out recently:

o    “Sarah’s Key is an award-winning French movie which documents the tale of a young girl named Sarah.  The book is amazing as well and it’s impossible to read without crying.

o   Veteran film-maker Mark Birnbaum produced a documentary called The Harp which follows two brothers all over Europe as they re-create their families’ history as Jews during the Holocaust – many of whom died at Auschwitz.  Touching film as fitting for Mark Birnbaum.

o    “Beyond Courage – The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust”:  Too many stories of the many Jews who fought back during the Holocaust aren’t told.

n  Today is a day when traditionally millions of Americans make yearend contributions to charities near and dear to their hearts – What better way to begin the 2013 calendar year, then by coming together in making the dream of rebuilding the RAJE center one step closer to reality, with a generous yearend gift. Making a tax deductible gift via Credit Card or PayPal is easy at or by emailing

RAJE is one of the fastest growing Kiruv groups in the US – As the 2012 calendar year comes to a close, the RAJE community is just beginning the process of rebuilding from the Sandy disaster. Work has begun at the RAJE center in restoring electric power and the massive job of rewiring and demolishing the entire first floor. Hundreds of RAJE alumni and members of the wider Jewish community have come together; pledging support, participating in volunteer cleaning efforts and gearing up for the massive fundraising campaign needed to restore our beloved center to its rightful place as the hub of Jewish life for young Russian American Jews.

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