In 1942, the ghetto of Mir, Poland was liquidated by the Nazis.Mir was a center of Jewish scholarship in pre-War Europe, the site of the famed Mir Yeshiva that was founded in 1815.Monday, January 10 Provide and Serve Dinner at Our Saviours Shelter in Minneapolis Most of the shelter residents are looking for work, or working fulltime at low wage jobs and cannot afford their own apartment or house. Session choices include Yiddish art songs, Kabbalah, Subversive Women in the Story of Exodus, a bagel-making demonstration and much more.
After the war, new Mir yeshivas were established in New York and Jerusalem, which today is the largest yeshiva in the world with over 5,000 students.
Marcie was born in Montreal, Canada and graduated from Concordia University, with a BA and MA in Political Science.
She has worked in planning, finance and management and organized trips to Israel for Jewish Community associations in Ottawa and Montreal.
(Szeptycki was waging his own battle against the Nazis: Hitler resolved to exterminate Polish culture and identity, and his first step was the elimination of the intelligentsia, including the clergy.
Many priests were killed or placed in concentration camps, where an estimated 3,000 Polish clergy died.) Szeptycki was later honored by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations.