Faces of ORL: Constructing a Simply & Caring Neighborhood




Christine Beresniova, VP, Schooling Kathy Turner, VP, Advertising & Improvement Talli Dippold, CEO

The Holocaust Memorial Useful resource & Schooling Middle

Precisely forty years in the past, our group started with the imaginative and prescient of 1 woman- Tess Smart.

Smart, a Holocaust survivor from Poland knew that her life, her expertise and her story mattered. She knew that there have been hundreds of individuals like her, who have been survivors of one of the horrific atrocities to occur in our trendy time. She sought to raise these survivors’ voices, in order that they might not be forgotten. She wished to inform their tales, educate and illuminate the long run generations in order that they might acknowledge what can occur when hate goes unchecked and when good individuals are silent.

Though we sadly misplaced Tess final yr, simply shy of her one hundredth birthday, her imaginative and prescient strikes ahead on the Holocaust Memorial Useful resource & Schooling Middle. There, we attain out into the communities of Central Florida with the objective of utilizing the historical past and classes of the Holocaust to construct a simply and caring neighborhood freed from antisemitism and all types of hate, prejudice and bigotry.

Within the subsequent few years Tess’ imaginative and prescient will take a historic step ahead once we break floor to construct the brand new Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity. This new museum will serve to honor these we misplaced, to replicate on the facility of tales as a legacy that we are going to all the time carry, and as a reminder of why we should stand as much as antisemitism and prejudice as we speak. At a time once we are shedding remaining Holocaust survivors, the brand new museum will make use of state-of-the-art know-how to make sure their voices usually are not forgotten.

The faces of our staff are made up of a various crew of donors, workers and volunteers, lots of whom have by no means met Tess Smart. Talli Dippold, CEO, Kathy Turner, Vice President, Advertising and Improvement and Christine Beresniova, Vice President, Schooling are three ladies who’ve taken the torch from Tess. They’re devoted to making sure that Central Florida, notably the brand new museum, serves as a beacon of hope and light-weight to all who name Orlando residence and those that go to from around the globe.



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