MARCH OF THE LIVING
SCHULMAN FAMILY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
NEWSLETTER

MARCHING ON
a publication for the alumni and friends of
Broward County
March of the Living

A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY,
PROSPEROUS AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOUR AND YOUR FAMILIES
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

As you read this, we are well underway with recruitment for the 2020 March of the Living, both for our teen program as well as our Adult Only program . We are looking to have 3 buses of teens this year with 1 of adults, who will have a parallel program. The two week teen program is April 18 (leaving after Shabbat) - May 3, 2020. The Adult two week program leaves on April 19 and returns on May 3, 2020. The Adult program offers a lot of flexibility in that adults can opt to go to Poland only as well as use points/miles for their air. Remind your family and friends of the opportunity available for them to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity while we still have survivors able to travel with us. If you know of anyone interested in either program, send them our way.

This year, we are happy to introduce the Young Adult program in conjunction with the International March of the Living. This program, for 21 - 35 year olds, offers those who did not have the opportunity in High School or those who would like to go again, a week program in Poland seeing many of the same sites as you did, and of course, participating in the March and ceremony on Yom HaShoa as well. We have a limited amount of scholarship money available for this program, so contact us quickly if you or someone you know is interested.

We are still looking for a survivor liaison - ideally, someone who has gone on the March previously, who will be there to help the survivors get ready for the day; take them for coffee; find a place for them to sit; stay with them while we are on Masada, etc, etc. Note, there is a reduced fee for all staff participation.

It has been wonderful to meet with so many alumni across the US and in Israel. Look for something in Orlando and Washington, DC this Fall and another South Florida get together in January (see information below). Special thank yous to those Alumni and families who have stepped up and helped in our campaign to sustain the March to enable everyone who is qualified to participate. One way everyone can help is to run a Facebook birthday fundraiser. Let me know if you would like to help in any number of ways.

We are proud of Sharon Ghelman (13,16) who as one of the Emerging Leaders, reported at our recent Directors' meeting in New York on the work of the group. Sharon has also undertaken a pilot project of being an "area coordinator" for our alumni in Chicago. She will be reaching out to those of you we know are in the area. If you don't hear from her within the month, let us know and we will be sure to forward your information to her.

We were all saddened to learn of the passing of Sandy Andron z'l, one of the "originals" of the South Florida March of the Living. Sandy was a travel group leader for our early Marches as well as being one of the writers of the original Study Guide. He was a good friend and will sorely be missed. May his memory be a blessing for us all.

If you haven't liked our March of the Living - Broward Alumni Facebook page, please do so.

Remember to stay in touch, send us news, like our Facebook page, join us at the Reunions.

May the New Year bring us all health, happiness and peace. With Yom Kippur quickly following, I wish you and your families a Gmar Chatima Tova.

Rochelle
YOUNG ADULT MARCH OF THE LIVING
for ages 21 to 35

Do you know someone who missed out
on the March when they were a teen?
Do you want to go again?
Have a spouse who might want to go?

April 19 - April 26, 2020
with the actual March of the Living on April 21, 2020
(Yom HaShoa - Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Cost of land for Poland and round trip air to/from Poland from NY - $3550
Cost of land for Poland only (get flights on your own) - $2200
financial assistance available for Broward County residents

For more information on the program, contact Stacey Shewitz
stacey@motlmail.org 212 869 6800

For instructions and application

DON'T DELAY

SAVE THE DATE
JOIN US AT THE DAVID POSNACK JCC
FOR AN OUTSTANDING CONCERT

FEATURING

MATISYAHU
(remember singing "One Day" at Latrun???)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Special March of the Living Alumni reserved section
$50
(alumni and spouse/significant other)
(includes a light supper (from 6:00 - 7:00 pm) prior to the performance)


DON'T BE LEFT OUT


$45 General Admission
$65 Reserved Seating

Described by the Miami New Times as "tremendous, zen-like, and enlightening," Matisyahu will give fans stripped back versions of his chart-topping songs, deep catalogue, and songs from his latest release Undercurrent. Presented in its most raw form, Matisyahu will highlight his repertoire allowing his voice and beat-boxing paired with intensive guitar arrangements to expand through lyrical intensity and musical improvisation. The show will feature original Live at Stubbs guitarist Aaron Dugan, and Miami-native guitarist Adam Weinberg.
SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNUS
JODI WEINER KALSON
( from the Atlanta Jewish Times)

"...Jodi and her husband, Richard, lost their twin infant daughter Harley at 8 1/2 months old to a rare disease. Their surviving twin daughter, Micah, was the blessing and inspiration for what Kalson did next. She provided an understanding for children about what happens when you die.

"The Girl Who Lives in the Sky" is a beautiful book giving an answer to the difficult question their 5 year old daughter, Micah, asked, "Where does someone go when he or she passes away?" Kalson addresses this topic with sensitivity and meaning in her beautifully illustrated book.

My vision for the book was to share a picture with other kids, presenting what happens when someone passes away in a way that is bright and positive, rather than dark and scary, which is what most people associate with death. Thinking of Harley with another departed relative also helped ease the pain..." "About "The Girl Who Lives in the Sky," Kalson said, "I hope parents and grandparents will use this book when discussing loss with a young child. I think it's important to discuss death in an honest and realistic way, but also to make it not so scary for children. I think it should be made clear that death is a sad thing, though this book portrays it in a beautiful way. Kids still need to understand why the characters on one page are crying."

The Kalsons have tried to make a difference. In addition to donated books to hospitals and communities throughout the country, a portion of book sales goes to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. They have donated special swings for the babies who had lots of tubes and have organized fundraisers to support children's hospitals.

Unfortunately, many of our alumni, myself included, have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild, or other young person. We know each of us has tried to make a difference in our own ways. Feel free to share you thoughts with us as well.
You can read the full articl here


MOL ALUMNI PICTURES
Lisa and Yoni Rubin (00)
Hadley and Phillip Drujack (98)
Bar Mitzvah of Joshua, son of Marty and Shelly Zim Cohen (98)
Bar Mitzvah of Owen, son of Jeff and Samara Salamon Abrams (92)
Bar Mitzvah of Ben, son of Craig and Jennifer Berger Levine (92)
Alyssa Zlatkin (14) and her recently received white coat.
Benjamin Beck, son of Debbie and Mathew Levine (00)
Ellie Paulina, daughter of Louis and Jessica Cohen Azzinaro (00)
Brooke Madeline, daughter of Stephanie and Drew Kushnick (04)
Eliana Ruth Stauber, daughter of Jordan (15) and Jordyn Katz Stauber (15)
ANOTHER 30TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT PRESENTATION
(other 88'ers - let us know where you are)
we're not giving up......

David Weissberg (88)
SAVE THE DATE
FRIENDS OF
THE MARCH OF THE LIVING
15TH ANNIVERSARY
GOLF TOURNAMENT

Date: December 15, 2019
Place: Miami Beach Golf Club
2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach

  • 11:30 - Registration
  • 12:30 - Shotgun Tee-Off
  • 5:30 - Awards Ceremony & Dinner (Strictly Kosher)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
DECEMBER 1, 2019

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Click the link below
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