Home / Archive by category "Newspaper Article"

Newspaper Article

The Washington Post 3-24-2021

About a third of Holocaust survivors in the U.S. live in poverty. This group helps them. Bernard Offen knows hunger and despair. From ages 10 to 16, he survived five concentration camps during the Holocaust. Now 92, Offen divides his time between California and Poland, where he gives tours of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and shows visitors the bunk where he slept c...
Read More

Jewish Standard – 3/3/2021

Filling The Gap Local JFS agencies join with national initiative to help survivors By LOIS GOLDRICH March 3, 2021, 5:50 pm Before covid, the number of Holocaust survivors in the United States was estimated at about 80,000. That number is likely to have decreased. But sadly, even as survivors’ numbers decrease, their needs increase. Some of those needs are common to an aging population,...
Read More

The Commercial Appeal 10-29-18

Charity begins at home A Letter to the Editor of The Commercial Appeal. Published October 29th, 2018. Both of my daughters have September birthdays. And I usually stress out planning to make both their birthday parties original and meaningful. This year, Toby Dee, 9, and Bess, 7, made their birthdays both original and meaningful themselves. “I do not want birthday presents this year,” Tobey...
Read More

Times Free Press 6-5-18

Wiedmer: KAVOD a charity to make all Chattanoogans proud Despite being a pretty fair athlete in his own right, John Pregulman never has quite reached the athletic success enjoyed by his late father Merv, who became a proud member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982 for his accomplishments as a Michigan Wolverine in the early 1940s. And in terms of sheer dollars raised, John's and wife...
Read More

Alumni Profile: John Pregulman ’70

  By Elizabeth A. Davis ’86 The stories John Pregulman has heard are shocking and sometimes unbelievable, and that is why listening to and remembering them is so important. Over the last four years, Pregulman ’70 has taken 487 portraits of Holocaust survivors living in the United States. This journey of discovery led to the creation of a non-profit to help survivors. While tak...
Read More

The Commercial Appeal 4-22-2017

Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day On Monday, which is Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember not only those who perished but those who struggle to survive. There are about 100,000 Holocaust survivors living in the United States. More than one in four of them are existing at or below the poverty level. Those unconscionable numbers will continue to rise as survivors age into their 90s a...
Read More

Jewish Scene Magazine 4-20-2017

KAVOD CONTRIBUTES OVER $15,000 TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS HOW IS IT POSSIBLE, AFTER ALL OF THE YEARS OF SUFFERING, TRAUMA AND STRUGGLE, MORE THAN 30% OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE LIVING AT OR BELOW POVERTY? IN ADDITION TO THE CHALLENGES OF SENIOR CAREGIVING, THESE PARTICULAR SENIORS ISSUES ARE ENHANCED AND MULTIPLIED WITH THE TRAUMA OF THEIR PAST. KAVOD, which means dignity, fil...
Read More

The Charlotte Jewish News

Kavod: Bringing Dignity to Survivors Through Photography     By Amy Krakovitz Kavod … the Hebrew for dignity, for honor. It’s imbedded in the Ten Commandments with the mitzvah to honor our fathers and mothers. But how much dignity can someone have if he or she is living in poverty? Statistics show that 25% of US Holocaust survivors, and upwards of 30% worldwide, are living below the poverty l...
Read More
Top