Irit Strauss hosted 84-year-old Holocaust survivor Meir Levavi from Yugoslavia at her home on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day for a Zikaron Basalon (Remembrance in the Living Room) meeting, as part of the Strauss family's philanthropic activities.
Levavi, whom Strauss has been accompanying for several years, had a conversation with his son and shared the story of his childhood in Croatia, as part of a Jewish community that was almost completely destroyed during the Holocaust.
The meeting was attended by the children and boys from The Jaffa Institute, who spoke with Levavi, sang memorial songs and had an open conversation about the memory of the Holocaust.
The evening was musically accompanied by volunteer Nahar Eliaz, a 16-year-old cellist who has won international awards, on behalf of the Ronen Foundation.
The following came to this memorable evening: Ofra Strauss, Chezky Portowicz, CEO of the society, and Haim Horvitz, chairman of the society’s Executive Committee.