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CAFÉ EUROPA

Holocaust survivors in Rockland County

Café Europa Canceled Until Further Notice for the Safety of All Survivors

JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

Each month, the Holocaust Museum and Rockland Jewish Family Service host Café Europa, a program which provides Holocaust survivors in Rockland County an opportunity to come together and to share their experiences in a comfortable and safe environment. In this informal setting survivors can enjoy a meal, participate in social and educational activities, and develop supportive relationships. Café Europa participants benefit from lectures by special guest speakers, cultural events, and Jewish holiday celebrations. Holocaust survivors are often joined by World War II liberators and special guests who come in service and friendship.

Café Europa is a program of the Holocaust Museum in partnership with Rockland Jewish Family Service. Café Europa is supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

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Testimonials

How very nice these programs are, when us the Survivors meet with youngsters, & we exchange some of our life experiences, so the memories will live on. Also we enjoy each other’s company. Thank you for this program.
- Trudy Album, Auschwitz Survivor

I have the honor and privilege of hosting Café Europa. I eagerly look forward to these monthly gatherings where I am always impressed by the knowledge, compassion, and genuine concern for humanity showed by each participant. I know that those who perished live within the hearts and souls of those who survived. Café Europa Holocaust survivors always express their desire to help build a world of tolerance and acceptance of diversity. As painful as the past is, survivors live in the present, have made lives rich in love and family. May we always observe life’s beauty from the eyes of the child within us – Holocaust survivors radiate with that beauty!
- Georgia Kass