29 November Testimonials

29 November Testimonials

Recorded by the CJE:

>>Watch Amalia Phillips, Director of Israel and Overseas Education at the CJE
Amalia Phillips shares her family connection to the 29th of November.

>>Watch Avraham Amith: Soldier in the Irgun
Avraham Amith shares his memories from Israel's War of Independence as a soldier for the Irgun.

>>Watch Ayala Weinberg: My Parent's Journey to Israel
Ayala Weinberg shares the extraordinary story of her parent's journey to Israel. 

>>Watch Barry Lever: Exodus 1947
Barry Lever retells the heroic narrative of the Exodus 1947 vessel, that departed Baltimore in an effort to bring Holocaust survivors to Israel.

>>Watch Betty Seidel
Betty Seidel shares her connection to the 29th of November.

>>Watch David Gamliel
David Gamliel shares his connection to the 29th of November.

>>Watch Harold Rothstein
Harold Rothstein shares a personal account of his experience as a pilot on a secret mission aimed to prevent a second Holocaust.
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Other Resources:

>>Watch: KALEIDOSCOPE video on the myriad stories of Jews of diverseracial and ethnic backgrounds

>>Watch: After the Holocaust
Baltimore teens, Madeline, Noah and Michelle received the Jutras Prize for Excellence in Historical Research for this video that keeps the story of the Exodus alive!

>>Watch: The Story of a Vote

"Thanksgiving weekend 1947 was a turning point in Modern Jewish history:
'…We sat in the car, Sharett, my husband and myself, from Lake Success back to Manhattan and nobody said a word… It was overpowering…'-Suzy Eban. Enjoy a rare opportunity to be touched by history through the stories of those who were there.

November 29, 1947: The Story of a Vote, is part of a short film series "Eyewitness 1948" produced by Toldot Yisrael and the History Channel. It is part of an educational pilot program developed with the iCenter and made possible through support of the Jim Joseph Foundation." - The iCenter for Israel Education

>>Read this letter by Zipporah Porath

"This letter by Zipporah Porath, from her book, Letters from Jerusalem, 1947-1948, was written the morning after the United Nations voted to approve the Partition of Palestine into two states, paving the way for the establishment of the State of Israel." - Zionism and Israel Information Center

>>Watch: 66 Israeli Heroes Share a Message for 66 Years of Israel

Nefesh B'Nefesh commemorates Yom Haatzmaut 2014 with this powerful video.

>>Watch A Wing and A Prayer
An hour-long documentary that tells the virtually unknown story of World War II aviators who raced against the clock in 1948 to prevent a second Holocaust. A Wing and a Prayer, narrated by William Baldwin (Hawaii-Five-O, Backdraft), features firsthand accounts of daring escapes and heart-pounding action from operation leader Al Schwimmer.



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