Holocaust educator Jane Taubenfeld Cohen of Sharon will be honored Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at a New England Friends March of the Living (NEFMOTL) virtual tribute event called “Voices from the Past … Lessons for the Future.”
Cohen, the former head of school of the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School, is the daughter of the late Holocaust survivor Naftali Taubenfeld. As an educator, she has pioneered ground-breaking Holocaust education projects including the L’Chaim Project, designed to allow students to learn the life lessons of Holocaust Survivors, including how they rebuilt their lives after the horrors they had endured.
She will be honored with the Stephan Ross Excellence in Holocaust Education Award. Ross was a Holocaust survivor and activist who founded the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, and dedicated his life to telling the story of loss and survival, commitment and perseverance.
The March of the Living brings high schoolers to Poland and Israel to retrace the steps of their Jewish ancestors and grapple with the roots of antisemitism. This year’s trip marks the 35th anniversary of March of the Living and the 75th anniversary of the state of Israel. Θ
The tribute event is free and open to the public. Donations support the NEFMOTL’s commitment to provide $2,000 scholarships to all qualifying New England teens to attend the trip. To RSVP, go to wizevents.com/nemotl2022