Date: March 11, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Janusz Korczak: The Patron Saint of Child Advocacy - A Jewish Hero
This presentation provides an introduction to the life and teachings of the 20th century’s most significant, and least known Jewish personality. Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit, was a Polish pediatrician, child advocate, author, and pedagogue who became the director of the new Jewish orphanage in Warsaw in 1912. He developed many progressive ideas on how adults should treat children. Korczak, his children, and teachers were evacuated from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942 and murdered in Treblinka. Janusz Korczak’s accomplishments, thoughts, and his legacy today in Israel will be highlighted in this lecture.
Kurt Bomze is a retired pediatric dentist. A semi professional photographer, he is a volunteer photographer for the Philadelphia Affiliate of Komen Race for the Cure. His trips to Europe have been well documented. He lectures annually at Temple University’s Life Long Learning Institute, as well as at other venues. Kurt is also the president of the Janusz Korczak Society of the United States.
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