2007 The Road to Remembrance

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The “Road to Remembrance” Holocaust Essay and Trip provides a linkage between generations past and present, as well as between Brotherhood members and temple youth.  Conceived by Irv Kempner as a tribute to General Eisenhower, who, at the end of World War II, challenged us as Jews and Americans to always bear witness to the Holocaust. High school students are given the opportunity to write an essay related to the Holocaust, and four winners are selected annually. Through our Yom Hashoah Yellow Candle fundraising and annual auction, the Brotherhood sends the contest winners on an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the World War II Memorial. The winning essays are published in the temple bulletin, accompanied by pictures from the trip. The honorees are later recognized at a Brotherhood sponsored breakfast involving the congregation.