Posts by cherylprice


    Since 1945, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been and continues to be a vital support system for Holocaust survivors in San Diego. After more than 4 years of careful planning, The Butterfly Project and Jewish Family Service are thrilled to reveal the Remembrance and Hope mural, an installation showing San Diego Holocaust survivors’ stories through symbolism, artifacts, photos, butterflies, reflection space,...

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Statement from Sonia Ancoli Israel, Past President of Congregation Beth El Sonia Ancoli Israel Past President Congregation Beth El and Holocaust Memorial Committee Leader for San Diego’s Community Shoah Memorial at JCC and now 20 years later the Memorial at CBE. Holocaust Survivors. This title, these words, heard and read over the last 70 years, is taking on new meaning today, as these heroes are dying, as their chance to tell their...

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A Need for More Holocaust Education By Cheryl Rattner Price, Executive Director & Co-Founder It cannot be stressed enough how important the lessons of the Holocaust are to the future of humanity. For the past six to seven generations, the Holocaust has been taught in classrooms around the country and across the globe to ensure that the world never forgets the atrocities that occurred. And yet, as time goes by and we become more...

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Commemoration as a Tool for Remembrance and Education By Cheryl Rattner Price, Executive Director & Co-Founder The last few months have manifested an epic level of productivity for The Butterfly Project. Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha Shoah in Hebrew), which occured this year in April, has been a driving force in the activities over the past few months, and The Butterfly Project was involved in commemoration ceremonies all...

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A New Program Takes Flight at The Butterfly Project! By Cheryl Rattner Price, Executive Director & Co-Founder   In 2006, Jan Landau and I started Zikaron V’Tikvah (Hebrew for Remembrance & Hope), which is now called The Butterfly Project. It began with the idea to take Holocaust education out of the history books and provide a way for students to process these difficult stories through the use of expressive arts....

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