Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County hosts a Memorable Morning in Honor of Holocaust Survivor Day

female student shakes hands with a female holocaust survivor on holocaust survivor day

Communities around the world celebrated Holocaust Survivor Day on June 4. Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County (Goodman JFS) marked this special day by welcoming 250 honored guests, including 150 Holocaust survivors, their families, community leaders and dignitaries.

Holocaust Survivor Day, established in 2021, is dedicated to celebrating survivors and calls on people worldwide to honor the survivors’ lives, wisdom and courage in the face of adversity. 

Broward County is home to one of the largest Holocaust survivor populations in the United States, and Goodman JFS was deeply honored to present attending survivors  with commemorative medals of honor. Additionally, 12 survivors were inducted into the Goodman JFS Centenarian Club in celebration of turning 100 or more this year. Each of these centenarians received a personalized birthday cake and a Proclamation on behalf of Congressman Jared Moskowitz and The White House. 

Guests enjoyed a musical performance by Temple Beth Emet students and had the rare and meaningful opportunity to dance and connect personally with the survivors throughout the afternoon. 

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