Over the last few years, we have seen synagogues and other houses of worship become the target of violent attacks by hate-filled extremists. We need only think of the horrific shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh or at the Chabad in Poway, California to be reminded of this terrible reality.
As a community, we must do what we can to protect and preserve life.
A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is vitally important to quickly stop the blood loss. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.
The Stop the Bleed program teaches civilians the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in such an emergency situation, so they are able to provide immediate aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person.
Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.
On Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council is sponsoring a FREE Stop the Bleed training at the Merrick Jewish Centre, located at 225 Fox Blvd in Merrick.
This FREE and CRUCIAL training lasts only one hour, and will be provided by certified instructors from Nassau University Medical Center. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.
To RSVP, please email: info@MBJCCouncil.org
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day – a day of remembrance during which Jewish communities and individuals worldwide commemorate the six million Jewish people who died during the Holocaust. It coincides with the 27th of Nissan (on the Hebrew calendar) to mark the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, when Jewish resistance fighters defied the Nazis and fought for freedom and dignity.
We must never forget.
The following links provide information about Holocaust survivors, and the atrocities they endured:
Telling Their Stories–Survivors and Liberator
Listen, watch, or read stories of those who survived the war, and those who liberated the concentration camps, interviewed by school children and historians.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Videos and transcripts of interviews with more than 500 survivors.