June/July 2024 Newsletter

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Dear PHA Members and Friends,

Phoenix Holocaust Association was overwhelmed with the attendance and positive response to our May 5 Yom HaShoah commemoration as well as the Reading of the Names on Monday, May 6. If you missed the commemoration, a link to watch a recording is available below.

We are looking forward to hosting many Holocaust survivors and their families for a unique Café Europa event at Phoenix Theatre to see Fiddler on the Roof on June 23. If you haven’t already RSVPed and want to attend, please contact Susan Getz at (480) 246-9551. Phoenix Holocaust Association has been selected as the theater company’s charity for June! Survivor tickets are provided by the Claims Conference.

Be on the lookout for information for a July ice cream social. It is a wonderful opportunity to chat with Holocaust survivors over treats.

Best regards,

Sheryl Bronkesh, President

Thank you for Commemorating Yom HaShoah 2024 with PHA

To view the photos of our Yom HaShoah Commemoration

please visit our PHA "Gallery" page on :

Click on video below to watch our 2024 Yom HaShoah Commemoration.

Dr. Scott Menzel, Superintendent of Scottsdale Unified School District, wrote a lovely article on our Yom HaShoah Commemoration in the SUSD Newsletter. To read the article please click on the link below.

SUSD Newsletter

Mazel tov to Oskar Knoblauch on receiving an honorary diploma from Chandler High School.

 If you missed the Genocide Awareness Week Keynote Address, Watch It Now

Professor Edward B. Westermann examined organized violence against Jewish communities ranging from pogroms in Eastern Europe to mass murder during the Shoah, and finally to the massacres of October 7 by considering the historical contexts and specific events related to each case. He evaluates the motives and actions of the perpetrators within a framework of religious, racial, and political antisemitism.

Donations - Thank you for your generous support

For Cafe Europa

Jeff Cain

A Tribute to PHA

Helaine Wasser

Lori Pollock

Frank and Hana Lange

Gail and Michael Baer

Chuck Gealer

Jay Levinsohn

For Holocaust Education

Ruth Callahan

Chana Anderson

In Honor of Ike and Nancy Fieges

Randy Nussbaum and Polly Morris

In Memory of Frieda Allweiss

Edith Wade

Rise Stillman

Sheryl Bronkesh

In Memory of Harry Sachse

Ann Arbitman

Birthday Wishes to Esther Basch

Rise Stillman

Congratulations to Sandy Flayton on Shofar Zachor Award

Beth and Neil Shernoff

Support for the Yellow Candle Project for Yom HaShoah

Vicki and Howard Cabot

Karen Feldman

Howard Solomon

Gyorgyi Rosenthal

Helen and Marty Locke

Monique Mendel

Linda Mendel


James and Pam Brener

Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) is extremely grateful to all our donors for their generous financial support. PHA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Please consider a regular, monthly donation to Phoenix Holocaust Association.

Café Europa

For our June Café Europa, we will be seeing Fiddler on the Roof on

June 23. We will have lunch at 11:45 am at Phoenix Theatre’s ArtBar + Bistro followed by the show at 1:00 pm. If you have any questions, contact Susan Getz at (480) 246-9551or

For our May Cafe' Europa, we had special guests 2G and former president of the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association David Kader and his wife Pat. We were honored to have David share his family's Holocaust story with the group. Thank you, David and Pat, for joining us!

Holocaust Survivors Kathy Gross and Evelyn Goldstein

2G David Kader

PHA president introducing

2G David Kader.


Condolences to the family of Frieda Allweiss. Frieda was a Holocaust survivor from Chortkow, Poland and longtime member of PHA. Frieda died in April.

May her memory be a blessing.


PHA's community partnership with Phoenix Theatre has been such a success that they are offering two more opportunities to see their production of Fiddler on the Roof at a "pay what you can" rate!

6/9 at 7:00pm

6/16 at 7:00pm


All survivors and their drivers will be receiving complimentary tickets to the June 23 matinee show, courtesy of Claims Conference. All other PHA members and friends are encouraged to purchase tickets to these two shows starting at a rate of just $1. 

If it wasn’t for my parents… 

Friday, June 14, 2024, 10AM (MST)

Featured Guests: Holocaust Survivor Susan Faludi 

Please join us to hear Susan share her Holocaust experience in this upcoming featured program in June.


Join PHA at the 2024 Jewish Community Day with the Diamondbacks

Sunday, August 11, 2024, 1:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix is hosting Jewish Community Day with the Diamondbacks as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field!

Tickets start at $28 (discounted tickets for kids 15 and younger!) and each ticket includes a FREE Jewish Community Day Diamondbacks in Hebrew hat giveaway (limited quantity available). Plus, join us during the game in our secured Jewish Community area where we will have activities for all ages, giveaways, a photo booth area and much more!

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Teacher's Conference

This is a great opportunity for teachers to attend this 2-day seminar on implementing Holocaust education guidelines. It will include new topics, pedagogical tools, and an overview of how the museum can support you! Continuing ed. credits, breakfast/lunch, and limited lodging funds available!


Exciting 3G News!

USC Shoah Foundation Forms Partnership with Living Links, The First National Organization for Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors

Powerful New Force Safeguards Holocaust Memory

At a time when the number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling and antisemitism is on the rise, 3Gs are uniquely positioned to offer personal accounts about how unchecked intolerance and hate led to the Holocaust. An estimated one million grandchildren of Holocaust survivors live in the United States. 

At this critical moment in time for Jews around the world, 3GAZ is thrilled to announce we have joined the Living Links network. Living Links is the first nationwide organization created to engage and empower grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. 

For the last two years, leaders from 3GAZ participated in strategy sessions and focus groups to develop Living Links’ mission and three pillars: 

  • Cultivate the 3G movement to ensure existing chapters thrive and new 3G communities develop nationwide. 
  • Expand access to our acclaimed Speaker Training Program, created by 3GNY, guides 3Gs to tell their grandparents’ stories in diverse communities, schools, and organizations to counter hate, bigotry, and antisemitism; create relevant programming to deepen our understanding of the Holocaust.
  • Develop the next generation of leaders committed to preserving the history of the Holocaust and speak out against contemporary issues of antisemitism and Holocaust denial and distortion.

3GAZ is one of 14 3G affiliates, with several more in early stages. Each 3G affiliate will maintain its autonomy, while Living Links, in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, will provide a professional infrastructure and elevate the shared vision to build a vibrant 3G community nationwide and expand our programming. 

A lead gift of $1 million has been pledged toward a program budget of $5 million over the next three years. 

For more information, go to

About the USC Shoah Foundation 

Founded in 1994, the USC Shoah Foundation preserves and amplifies the voices of the past to build a future that remembers. The Visual History Archive is home to more than 56,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust, contemporary antisemitism, the Armenian Genocide, and other historical events of genocide, crimes against humanity, and related persecution. It is the largest such collection in the world. 

About Living Links 

Living Links, formed in 2023 is a new organization for grandchildren (3Gs) of Holocaust survivors and all victims of Nazi persecution. 3Gs (and a growing number of 4Gs) have an essential voice in countering hate and keeping the history of the Holocaust relevant in today’s world. Living Links is partnering with the USC Shoah Foundation to empower descendants of Holocaust survivors to create enduring communities devoted to preserving and sharing their families’ legacies. 

About 3GAZ

3GAZ is a 3rd generation Holocaust descendant’s group formed here in Arizona in November 2020. We are a small but growing group that is focusing our efforts

reflecting on and educating others about our families’ histories and keeping their story alive in our collective memory. We share our stories in classrooms &

community groups, and we sponsor events with relevant topics.

With gratitude, 

Jennifer Sosnow, Jennifer Blohm, 3GAZ Co-Chairs

Adena Bernstein, 3GAZ Founder

Speakers Bureau

2G Sandor Lubisch spoke to The Generations After group at East Valley JCC in Chandler.

2g Sandor Lubisch spoke at Temple Emanuel in Tempe.

Holocaust survivor Jack Adler pictured with Rabbi Olshein. Jack spoke at Temple Emanuel in Tempe.

*Click on flyer to download.

The Phoenix Holocaust Association’s Speakers Bureau

The Phoenix Holocaust Association’s Speakers Bureau utilizes Holocaust survivors and their descendants. These speakers share meaningful experiences about the Holocaust and the impact on their lives. These real-life stories will make a lasting impression on your students and provide a memorable complement to your Holocaust curriculum.

To request a speaker:

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