BPJCC and United Task Force Set Sail on a Holocaust Survivor Cruise
By M. C. Millman
In a first-time-ever effort, the BPJCC and United Task Force have put together an extraordinary event, a Holocaust Survivors Cruise, arranged to celebrate the indomitable spirit and resilience of Holocaust survivors.
“It is an incredible zechus for all of us in the next generation and beyond to do something special for these amazing heroes who moved after their horrifying experience in the Holocaust to rebuild families and rebuild the Jewish Nation.“says Rabbi Labish Becker, Executive Director of Agudath Israel of America,
"As a child of survivors, knowing I am going on a cruise ship in America with survivors who had experiences similar to my mother and father is a dream come true," Dr. Faygie Zakheim, United Task Force Chair and Professor at New York University, shares with BoroPark24. "To have Yiddishe children in America bringing up more Yiddishe children! I can't think of anything closer to a dream come true for these survivors. I am so happy to be doing this."
"The generation of Holocaust Survivors has inspired us like no other," Avi Greenstein, BPJCC CEO shares. "They are a living example of resilience, and this cruise is living proof that the Jewish nation lives on no matter how tragic or difficult its past. We are honored to be able to share this unique experience with United Task Force and look forward to the event and all that it represents to our honored guests."
The momentous occasion will take place on Wednesday afternoon, May 31, and is promised to be an extraordinary experience. The cruise will be free to survivors and a companion of their choice. It will include the highest quality entertainment, a gourmet meal, and an incredible all-around experience, with every detail carefully orchestrated to create the experience of a lifetime.
Renowned badchen, Yoely Lebovitz, will provide entertainment throughout the cruise as the Asher Ringel Orchestra creates the ambiance.
Free transportation will be provided to and from the dock. Survivors can sign up here.