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Why I’d add Superdry shares to my ISA today

first_imgWhy I’d add Superdry shares to my ISA today Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 | More on: SDRY Superdry (LSE: SDRY) shares used to be one of the most sought-after investments on the London Stock Exchange. That came to an end in 2018. The value of the stock peaked at £20.78 in January 2018. Since then it has fallen more than 90%. Recently however, investor sentiment towards the business has begun to improve. Over the past six months, Superdry shares have added 70%. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I think this could be just the start of a much bigger recovery for the stock. As such, I’m planning to add the investment to my ISA. Superdry shares on offerThe fashion company has been in the doldrums for two years. Unlike many other retailers, which entered 2020 on a high, Superdry was struggling even before the pandemic. The group’s losses totalled £99m in fiscal 2019. Losses hit a further £143m in 2020.The good news is, City analysts expect the company’s fortunes to improve this year. Losses are projected to shrink to £31m. That’s not great, but it will be the lowest loss figure in three years. The group is then expected to return to profit in 2022.Of course, these are just forecasts, and there’s no guarantee Superdry will return to profit next year. However, I think they show the company’s potential. Indeed, even though the business has been losing money, it turned over £700m in 2020. This suggests consumers are still happy to buy the brand. What’s more, at the end of its fiscal first half, the company reported net cash on its balance sheet of £34m. I think this gives the business plenty of flexibility and, more importantly, time to instigate a turnaround. Turnaround in progress The turnaround already seems to me to be taking shape. While overall sales plunged 23.4% in the six months to 24 October 2020, online sales jumped 49.8%. E-sales now account for more than 50% of retail revenues. The figure was around 27% before the pandemic. I reckon these numbers suggest Superdry can survive the current storm. With a more significant digital business, it may even emerge stronger on the other side. This could be incredibly positive for Superdry shares. It’s impossible to predict how profitable the company could ultimately become, but between 2015 and 2018, the organisation reported an average annual net income of £51m.If it returns to this level of profitability, the company looks cheap. Its current market capitalisation stands at £212m. Risks and challenges This is only a rough guide. The retail industry is incredibly competitive, and there’s no guarantee Superdry’s sales and profits will ever return to historic levels. The company may never return to its former glory. Further, the group still has a large brick-and-mortar store base.With the retail sector allowed to open from 12 April, these stores may start to earn their keep. However, the challenges facing physical stores have been well documented. There’s also no guarantee stores will be allowed to stay open (should a Lockdown 4 be required), or if this is the last time they’ll be forced to close. Therefore, while Superdry shares do look attractive based on their growth potential, the company faces many risks. This isn’t an investment for the faint-hearted. Nevertheless, as I’m comfortable with the level of risk involved, I’d buy the stock for my ISA today.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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July 5, 2021 0

Apopka franchise ranked 6th in the country

first_img Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSFASTSIGNS Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: MARKEITH LOYD ARRESTEDNext articleGolfers: How to Heal Your Aching Swing Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. FASTSIGNS of Apopka recognized as a top franchise location in the countryFASTSIGNS® of Apopka received national recognition out of more than almost 650 locations worldwide at the 2017 FASTSIGNS Convention, which was recently held in Phoenix, Arizona.The locally owned and operated business received the CEO Circle Award, which recognizes the top 25 centers with the highest sales volume in the U.S. and Canada between October 1, 2015 and September. 30, 2016. FASTSIGNS of Apopka ranks sixth in the country for yearly sales volume.“We are truly honored to be recognized as a top performing center in the country,” said Rod Quick, franchisee of FASTSIGNS of Apopka. “This award reflects our entire team’s dedication to helping businesses and organizations in the community tell their story, increase awareness and achieve their goals.”FASTSIGNS of Apopka has been serving the area for over 20 years. The center is located at 3030 East. Semoran Boulevard.“We thank our customers for their support and look forward to continue providing comprehensive visual communications solutions in Apopka and the surrounding areas for many years to come,” Quick said.Quick received the CEO Circle Award from Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., at the 2017 FASTSIGNS Convention.FASTSIGNS® of Apopka is a locally and independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables, digital signage and marketing materials.Use this link to learn more about FASTSIGNS®.last_img read more


June 19, 2021 0

Florida Hospital expands program for patients with autism, developmental delays and…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The STAR program provides customized treatment plans From Florida Hospital NewsGiving blood is an uneasy experience for many people. But for those with autism and other special needs, the simple procedure can be outright terrifying.Sean Sikora, a 15-year-old with Down syndrome, was so distressed when he came for bloodwork as part of his treatment for kidney disease, physicians and nurses had to sedate and forcefully restrain him.But not anymore.Florida Hospital for Children developed a new program that provides customized treatment plans for patients with special needs, which allows caregivers to learn about the patient’s triggers, how to keep them calm, and de-escalate issues before they can arise.The program — called S.T.A.R. — has been so successful with pediatric patients that Florida Hospital is now beginning to expand the initiative and make training available for all Florida Hospital clinicians.“Hospitals can be scary, especially for our patients who can’t communicate how they feel or understand what’s happening around them,” said Chantelle Bennett, Child Life manager at Florida Hospital for Children. “We’re dedicated to providing compassionate care to all of our patients, and in my heart, I know that this program has made a life-changing difference for so many of our patients in their families.”In Sean’s case, the simple act of being touched was a trigger for panic and aggressive behavior. But now there’s a formulated routine with Sean for each of his visits — he knows he will watch “Tom and Jerry,” have numbing cream applied to his hand to help ease the discomfort, and Child Life specialists will be by his side.Jenn Sikora, Sean’s mother, said that prior to the S.T.A.R program, Sean had to be held down during procedures, a difficult situation for her to witness. “Now, he’s now happy to come to the hospital and talks about the people and the procedure. He looks forward to coming in. I tell everyone I know because this has made a drastic change in our lives.”The S.T.A.R. program (named for “Sensory, Tactile, Auditory Rock stars”) is built on specialized training for Child Life specialists, nurses and other clinicians, and a standardized treatment form accessible by the entire care team.The program has helped special need patients receive routine preventative care with ease, making it easier to manage chronic diseases and receive timely diagnoses for new conditions. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSAutismFlorida Hospital Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleThe First 100 Days – Part Two: How Mayor Nelson will start his first term Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


June 19, 2021 0

Picture Perfect Landscape

first_img Top of the News In the Garden Picture Perfect Landscape From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | 2:25 pm 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment The Pasadena area is renowned for its inordinately large number of beautiful estates. Homeowners take pride in their abodes, which means that a hard-working, no-nonsense landscaper like Tom Tuzzolino is in great demand. Californian as he is, Tom represents all the characteristics of his Italian immigrant heritage –entrepreneurial, naturally artistic and creative, honest, and old-world hard-working.Tuzzolino started his business, “Tom’s Picture Perfect Landscape,” in 1986, which has at different times been based in Pasadena, San Marino, and now Arcadia.He’s a no-nonsense kind of guy who gets down to the brass tacks of what his success was all about:“We’re one of the very honest companies out there,” he tells Pasadena Now. “We do it one time and we do it right. We bring honesty, quality, and hands-on attention.“We do landscape design and construction. We do a lot of water features, driveways, patio covers, fireplaces, fire pits, barbecues, basically complete remodels.”How did Tuzzolino get started in the landscaping business?“I grew up in Arcadia. I started mowing lawns right after high school and that’s how I got in. I just started learning this stuff and using the right people – the right subs and just doing all quality work.”A big part of Picture Perfect’s quality assurance is that Tuzzolino, besides designing, works personally on all of his jobs. That’s a lot of time spent outdoors. What is the attraction in being a hands-on boss?“I just love being outside,” he says. “Not having to deal with the same place, same thing, everyday. I haven’t worn a tie probably since my wedding twenty years ago.“Stuff takes a little longer because I don’t have 20 guys. But it’s really satisfying when it’s done.”Tuzzolino sounds a little like a workaholic. Does he ever relax?“I’m a softball manager with my daughters,” he tells us. “I spend half my time doing that. I like fishing and camping when I have free time. I’ve never skied or snowboarded or any of that stuff because I was always afraid of getting hurt because I don’t have a bunch of employees. I bought my first house when I was twenty-two, my buddies were all busy having fun, and I was out working hard.“When my grandpa came over from Italy, he was all about working hard and being honest,” Tuzzolino explains. “Don’t ever cheat anybody and you’ll always have work. My Dad was a fire chief in LA; always had a side job, worked since he was 15 years old. He retired at 47, which is crazy. But I don’t have any plans to retire. I love what I do!”For more about Tom’s Picture Perfect Landscaping, call (626) 443-3131 or visit www.tomspictureperfectlandscape.com. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

CDK Global Opens Application Process for Fifth Annual NAMAD Scholarship and Internship Offers

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Facebook Twitter HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), a leading retail automotive technology company, together with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), today announced the opening of the application process for the fifth annual Fueling Careers Scholarship Program. The program is designed to help build a strong pipeline of minority talent for the automotive industry and is part of a three-year pledge that includes $150,000 in scholarship funding. In recognition of the integral role inclusion and diversity plays in inspiring meaningful connections with CDK customers and their surrounding communities, scholarship recipients will also receive offers to join the CDK Global Summer Internship Program for the first time in the program’s history. “It is important that today’s students find their passion and learn skills that will help them impact our industry and their communities in the years to come,” said Kathy Gilbert, senior director, Minority Dealer and Women Retail, CDK Global. “Through this scholarship program, we continue to invest in tomorrow’s minority leaders by providing them an avenue to receive needed funding toward their education and an opportunity to get real-world work experience with a summer internship.” The Fueling Careers Scholarship Program was established in 2017 with CDK funding to support ethnic minority high school children of dealership employees who demonstrate financial need in their pursuit of a college education. The program will award up to five $10,000 scholarships per year to high school seniors entering an accredited college or university. “Education is a vital part of what each community needs to thrive, and the Fueling Careers Scholarship Program will provide students the support and access they need to further their learning experience,” said Damon Lester, president, NAMAD. “NAMAD and CDK Global have a shared commitment to developing future generations of leaders across our minority dealers.” The scholarship application and award process is managed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). Dealership employees of a NAMAD member with high school students will need to complete an online application and satisfy all eligibility requirements. Candidates can submit applications through Thursday, May 6, 2021, and recipients will be announced at the NAMAD Annual Meeting in November. Internship offers will then be extended to eligible candidates for the 2022 CDK Global Summer Internship Program. Application process details are available on the Fueling Careers Scholarship Program website. About CDK Global, Inc. CDK Global (NASDAQ: CDK) is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation, and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and original equipment manufacturers, serving nearly 15,000 retail locations in North America. CDK solutions connect people with technology by automating and integrating all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com. About The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers’ (NAMAD) objective is to pursue the meaningful presence and participation of minority businesses and diverse employees across all aspects of the automotive economic sector, including:Increasing the number of minority-owned dealerships in communities across America.Advocating workplace and supplier diversity in the automotive manufacturing environment.Supporting minority engagement in the automotive retail sales and service sectors. We are committed to developing strategic relationships and advocating for the advancement of business policies and practices that ensure diversity and economic parity remain a priority in all aspects of the American automotive industry. NAMAD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. For information on National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers visit namad.org. About International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) Founded in 1985, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. provides comprehensive scholarship, grant, tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement program management. ISTS is a 100 percent women-owned company, focused on offering cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions to corporations, foundations, associations, unions and other scholarship-granting organizations worldwide. For more information about ISTS, visit http://www.applyISTS.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005070/en/ CONTACT: Media Contacts: Tony Macrito 847.485.4420 [email protected] Pipitone 847.485.4423 [email protected] Relations Contact: Julie Schlueter 847.485.4643 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING DATA MANAGEMENT MANUFACTURING OTHER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY CONTINUING UNIVERSITY EDUCATION TRAINING PHILANTHROPY FLEET MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE OTHER PHILANTHROPY SOURCE: CDK Global, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/17/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005070/en TAGS  CDK Global Opens Application Process for Fifth Annual NAMAD Scholarship and Internship Offers Facebookcenter_img Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleAir Techniques Announces New Aerosol Reduction Studies in Course Offering at The Virtual Chicago Midwinter MeetingNext articleAbiomed Announces Appointment of Dr. Myron Rolle to Board of Directors Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

Septic tank registration in Donegal joint lowest in the state

first_img Pinterest Septic tank registration in Donegal joint lowest in the state Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also News WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Figures published this afternoon show that as of the start of this week, 68% of eligible households in Donegal still haven’t registered for septic tank charge.Nationlly, the figure is almost 40%.Figures from the Department of the Environment show 300,000 homes have been registered across the country. In Donegal, the figure is just over 10,000.According to the Department of the Environment, there are 32,955 on-site waste water systems in Donegal, based on returns from the 2011 census. That’s the third highest figure in the state, after Cork and Galway.Of these, 10,471 have been registered, leaving 22,484 outstanding.That represents a compliance rate of 32%, the joint lowest along with South Dublin.Nationally, the compliance rate is just over 60%.The government is stressing that households who register by February 1st will be eligible for financial support if they fail an inspection, with opponents hitting out at the fact that the EPA’s inspection criteria haven’t yet been published. Previous articleJustice Minister says Donegal is not a unique case despite spate of burglariesNext articleMEP Pat the Cope Gallagher reacts to Taoiseach’s address to the European Parliament News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – January 16, 2013 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more


May 27, 2021 0

Evaluation of the sea ice simulation in a new coupled atmosphere-ocean climate model (HadGEM1)

first_imgA rapid increase in the variety, quality, and quantity of observations in polar regions is leading to a significant improvement in the understanding of sea ice dynamic and thermodynamic processes and their representation in global climate models. We assess the simulation of sea ice in the new Hadley Centre Global Environmental Model (HadGEM1) against the latest available observations. The HadGEM1 sea ice component uses elastic-viscous-plastic dynamics, multiple ice thickness categories, and zero-layer thermodynamics. The model evaluation is focused on the mean state of the key variables of ice concentration, thickness, velocity, and albedo. The model shows good agreement with observational data sets. The variability of the ice forced by the North Atlantic Oscillation is also found to agree with observations.last_img read more


May 9, 2021 0

Synergy

first_imgInternational savoury ingredients and flavourings expert Synergy (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) has developed an innovative range of authentic curry pastes for ready meals, soups, sauces, flavoured breads and mayonnaises and ethnic snacks.The pastes provide a solution for reproducing authentic curry tastes, eliminating the need for multiple spices and ingredients, says the firm. The range consists of the most popular Indian curry flavours, including mild curry, biryani, tandoori, Madras, Balti, rogan josh and korma, as well as new Thai Red, Green and Mussaman curries.last_img read more


April 21, 2021 0

Best.Week.Ever. canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

first_img Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp (Photo supplied/City of South Bend) South Bend Venues Parks & Arts has announced that they’ve made the decision to cancel the annual Best Week Ever festival this year.They said they were hopeful to have the summer celebration go on with some modifications, but the growing concern over the rise in COVID-19 cases in the region has forced them to cancel.Plans had been announced for the fourth annual Best Week Ever event, Saturday August 1 through Saturday August 8, after being postponed in May.The schedule was to include:August 1: Side-by-Side Parade: Honoring our Local Heroes at East Bank VillageAugust 2: Rebel Art Festival at Potawatomi ParkAugust 3: Dueling Pianos at Leeper ParkAugust 4: Southeast Celebration at Southeast ParkAugust 5: Best. Wednesday. Ever. on Western AvenueAugust 6: Recreation Day at Rum Village ParkAugust 7: Best. First. Fridays. Ever. with Kid’s Night Out with ROC UR Body and Fireworks in downtown South BendAugust 8: Sunburst at Four Winds Field By Jon Zimney – July 14, 2020 0 236 Twitter Best.Week.Ever. canceled due to COVID-19 concerns Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleNew traffic lights going up around St. Joseph CountyNext articleFTC warns against phony email scam Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Facebook Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more


April 20, 2021 0

Group to host Holocaust remembrance service

first_imgWednesday night at 8 p.m. the Jewish Federation of South Bend will host a Holocaust remembrance service at the Grotto to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.Trent Spoolstra, a 2013 graduate of Notre Dame who has volunteered with the Jewish Federation for the past seven months, helped to bring the event to Notre Dame’s campus.The service coincides with Yom HaShoah, Israel’s official day of commemoration for the approximately 6 million Jews and 5 million others who died as a result of the actions of Nazi Germany and its counterparts. This year, Yom HaShoah begins the evening of April 15 and ends the evening of April 16.Spoolstra said the Jewish Federation usually hosts events in downtown South Bend every year to honor of Yom HaShoah but this year wanted to bring Holocaust remembrance to Notre Dame’s campus.The Grotto, as a place of reflection for all religions, seemed the ideal location to host the remembrance service, Spoolstra said.“The Grotto, for those who are Catholic, is a place to remember Mary and honor Mary and, for those who are not Catholic, is a place of quiet and of peace, and a place where people can really gather their thoughts,” he said. “Knowing how powerful that is, we wanted to hold the event there.”The agenda includes two readings, one by a Notre Dame student and the other by a Saint Mary’s student, a Jewish mourning prayer led by a Notre Dame professor and brief talk by a local Holocaust survivor.Spoolstra said the Federation purposely chose to include students and staff in the event’s organization to make the event as student-, faculty- and staff-centered as possible.“Obviously, the Jewish federation is hosting, but we did not want just us running the show, but wanted students to get involved because it is a day not just for Jews and the Jewish Federation, but a day for everyone,” he said.Raz Revah, an Israeli emissary who has worked with the Jewish Federation since September, also helped organize the service as part of her mission to educate the American public about modern-day Israel.“Part of my job is to talk about Israel and show a different side to Israel, and it is very obvious that this is what the Yom HaShoah service is,” she said.Revah said the celebration of Yom HaShoah at the Grotto shares a tradition principal to the history of Israel with the South Bend community.“In Israel, there are services and ceremonies throughout the day, and there is a siren that sounds throughout Israel and everyone stands silent for one minute during the siren,” Revah said. “Students at school, and even people in the roads and highways — everybody stops and will get out of cars to stand while the siren is sounding.”Spoolstra said he hopes the service at the Grotto also serves as a reminder that genocides still happen in the modern world.“After World War II, there were the instances in Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur and other countries, and what ISIS is doing in Iraq could be considered genocide,” he said. “It is a day to reflect on not only what happened during the Holocaust but also a day to reflect on what happens when good people sit by and let evil persist.”Tags: Holocaust Remembrance, Jewish Federation, The Grottolast_img read more


January 26, 2021 0