Virtual travels in Belarus and a good dose of Rabbi jokes
Summer is upon us and this month we share with you exciting news about the steps we are taking to bring the story of Jewish Belarus into focus – all 700 years of it. Find out how communities in Belarus are playing their part and how people all over the world are able to get closer to the history from the comfort of their own homes with our newly published audio tours. We are also excited to share news of our little book of Rabbi jokes that is bringing the house down. With so much going on, we hope you will join us at our events and we look forward to meeting you in person or online because together we make a real and positive impact.
Discovering Belarusian Jewish Heritage through captivating audio tours
The Together Plan is preserving the legacy of Belarusian Jewry, by connecting with the vibrant past that continues to shape the present, and stimulating new community growth.
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Why September 26th Matters
80 years on, an incredible book is about to be published. Why does the power of meaning, the power of hope, moral courage and a debt of gratitude to non-Jews who risked everything to save Jewish lives in World War Two’s most daring escape on September 26th 1943 mean so much to author Dr. Betty Brodsky Cohen?
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Connecting the globe one talk at a time
Jewish history is an intricate tapestry woven with stories of resilience, culture, and the pursuit of a better life. One corner of this rich heritage lies in Belarus, a country with a deep-rooted Jewish presence that spans over 700 years. Debra Brunner gives an insightful talk for Abraham Events.
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Humor with a Heart
The little book of rabbi jokes that is promoting philanthropy, inclusivity, understanding, and a sense of community. Who created it? How did it come to life? Where can you get one?
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Preserving the Jewish heritage of the Briskers: Jenni Buch's story
Landsmanschaft – a Yiddish term to describe organisations built by Jewish immigrants from the same town that formed after settling in a new country. Read Jenni Buch’s compelling story of her father’s journey from Brisk to Melbourne.
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Gilbert’s Ghetto Guides
The experience of Jews in the area that is now Belarus has its rightful place in Sir Martin Gilbert’s histories of the Holocaust. As a feature of our monthly newsletter, a short excerpt from his writings is featured focusing on one of the cities, towns, villages, and forests where Jews tried desperately to escape the Nazi German murder machine.
Click here for this month’s guide – Episode 8 – Resistance in Minsk
Belarus ancestry and archives - we can help
The Together Plan has been offering a fully bespoke, professional, archive research service for some years. Yet there has never been a more exciting time for people to connect to personal history – or for that history to have a greater impact on world knowledge!
Through our dedicated team of experienced archivists across Belarus, we have been astounded at the history we have been able to unearth over recent years, with an unparalleled richness of detail down to street names, livelihoods and even the animals people owned.
From the moment our team hears from new clients, we embark on a special journey together. With fragments of information about places, names and even buildings, we have been able to map back generations, providing a valuable glimpse into personal family history and all manner of information about daily life as it was.
To read the full article click here.
If you are looking to help to find records in the Belarus archives – we are ready to help you. Click here to find out how.
TTP Soccerthon – the big family football tournament of 2023!
With children’s activities and more! A great family day out. Free entry for spectators.
Sunday September 10th, Finchley, London N3
11:00 – 15:00
THE SOCCERTHON BOOKING LINE IS NOW OPEN!
It’s time to register your teams!! Book early to avoid missing out!
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The Greatest Escape – an 80th anniversary tribute (online event)
Tuesday 26th September
13:00 – 14.30 BST
Betty Brodsky Cohen, our guest speaker, is the daughter of Fania (Fanny) Dunetz Brodsky, one of the escapees from the Novogrudok Forced Labour Camp in Belarus.
Betty will talk about her book “The Tunnel of Hope: The Great Escape from the Novogrudok forced Labor Camp” which is due for publication this autumn. It tells the story of the most successful prisoner escape of the Holocaust era, and the 200m long tunnel, the longest hand-dug tunnel of World War II, planned and executed by Jewish prisoners under the noses of their Nazi captors.
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Exclusive Piano recital with Janusz Piotrowicz – ‘Master Poet of the Piano’ at the Royal Academy of Music
Sunday November 26th 15:00-17:00
Janusz Piotrowicz – Winner of the Nawrocki Prize for the most poetic interpreter,International Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw
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